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The advance decisions being targeted by the initial application of our land management tool relate to cover crop planting.

We believe that better information on future winter weather conditions will support farmers in making better decisions on cover crops and therefore help to justify the additional expenditure involved (seed, fuel, labour) and avoid loss of soil (prevent potential negative impacts on the environment and communities with nutrient leaching and soil on roads).

As well as supporting winter cover crop choices and management, the information provided could be generally applicable to a broader range of land management activities, and therefore assist better winter land management decisions in general.

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LMTool provides seasonal winter weather forecasts (1-3 months ahead) in support of decision making on cover crop planting, choice and management.