Weather Tidbits: Growing Degree Days
We go agricultural with growing degree days on this Weather Tidbits. Growing degree days are used by farmers as a guide to plant and determine the approximate dates of when a crop will be ready for harvesting. A growing degree day is defined when the average daily temperature is at least one degree above the base temperature (minimum temperature required for growth). We check out various crops’ growing degree days, such as corn, wheat, cotton, beans and peas.