Syngenta is donating funds to the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) after learning government and university funding is being cut, according to a Syngenta press release.
FAWN, a function of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), provides Florida growers with accurate weather data and weather-related tools 24 hours a day through its network of 35 measurement sites. The data gathered at these sites, along with tools related to cold protection, irrigation scheduling, and disease control, can be accessed at the FAWN Web site, http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu. The current conditions at any FAWN site are also accessible by calling the FAWN Data Hotline at 1-866-754-5732 and entering the three-digit station ID number of the nearest FAWN tower.
“We believe FAWN is integral to Florida growers producing quality crops, and to helping them make accurate agronomic decisions,” said John Taylor, Syngenta technical support representative. “All facets of Syngenta are pleased to donate funding to help FAWN operate during its financial difficulties.”