Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2003
Publication Date: 1/21/2004
Citation: Brazee, R.D., Williams, K.A., Lohnes, D., Derksen, R.C., Zhu, H., Zondag, R., Krause, C.R. 2004. The USDA, Agricultural Research Service research weather station network in northern Ohio nurseries. Extension Publications. 193:190-193.
Technical Abstract: Progress is reported on development of a weather station network as part of cooperative research programs of the Application technology Research Unit of the USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and nursery growers of northern Ohio. The three stations currently in the network acquire data on the main climatic variables of wind speed and azimuth, air temperature and relative humidity, solar radiation soil temperature and rain or snow precipitation. Data from these stations are available to research workers and the grower industry via a network website. An auxiliary station and website report leaf wetness from dew or rainfall in support of research, and grower-applied measures, to control nursery diseases. One station is being equipped to transmit data to the Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) in cooperation with the USDA/Natural Resources Conservation