About NEWA

Our mission is to deliver weather information and apps based on the weather collected that support and advance integrated pest management (IPM) and best management practices for agricultural and green industries. Our vision is that NEWA will become the source for weather-related information for the IPM practitioner in the Northeast.

Dan Olmstead, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, Geneva, NY is the Coordinator of NEWA. His contact information is:

Dan Olmstead
NEWA Coordinator

The value of weather data is greater when it can be shared. NEWA makes it possible for farmers to share resources for weather data collection, analysis, distribution, and archiving. More About NEWA...

NEWA users reported that they can save, on average, $19,500 per year in spray costs and prevent, on average, $264,000 per year in crop loss as a direct result of using NEWA pest forecast models. More NEWA News and Reports...

NEWA was formed in 1995 and continues to evolve to stay current with advances in pest and weather forecasting. It is operated by and funded through the NYS IPM Program. Today, NEWA partners with the Northeast Regional Climate Center to deliver weather data and pest forecasts from over 300 sites in the USA. More NEWA History...

There are over 20 weather-based IPM forecast tools in NEWA. More tools are added when developed and validated; based on published research.

NEWA Brochure

NEWA Weather Stations

NEWA uses RainWise Inc. weather stations. The NEWA RainWise stations record temperature, leaf wetness, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, wind speed and direction. Optional sensors can be added. For more information:

Yes, you can have a NEWA weather station on your farm! Enhance your IPM practices and risk management. Contact us and we’ll tell you how.  

Contact NEWA

To report a network problem, broken link, or to simply inquire about NEWA and our apps use our general email address, newa@cornell.edu. If you want to add a weather station connected to NEWA on your farm, contact one of the people below. Don't see your state? Then, contact Dan, dlo6@cornell.edu.

Before placing your order, contact your state's NEWA manager

In Connecticut In Massachusetts In Michigan In Minnesota In New Hampshire
Mary Concklin
Fruit Production & IPM
University of Connecticut 
Storrs, CT 06269
Jon Clements
UMass Extension
University of Massachusetts 
Belchertown, MA 01007
Beth Bishop
Enviro-weather Coordinator
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 
JP Jacobson
Minnesota Apple Growers Association
Pine Tree Orchards 
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cheryl Smith
UNH Cooperative Extension 
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NY 03824
 In New Jersey  In New York  In North Carolina  In Ohio  In Pennsylvania
Peter Oudemans
PE Marucci Center
Rutgers, The State University
Chatsworth, NJ 08019

Dan Olmstead
New York State IPM Program 
Cornell University
Geneva, NY 14456
Mike Parker
Dept. of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Matt Wallhead
The Ohio State University-OARDC
Wooster, OH 44691
330-202-3555 x 2859

Robert Crassweller
Dept of Horticulture
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
 In Vermont  In Virginia  In Wisconsin    
Terence Bradshaw
UVM Apple Team
University of Vermont 
Burlington, VT 05405
Mizuho Nita
Dept. of Plant Pathology,
Physiology, & Weed Science
Virginia Tech
Winchester, VA 22602
540-869-2560 ext. 33
Amaya Atucha
Dept. of Horticulture
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

NEWA Funding & Partners