The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced the development of a new app-based tool to help tell farmers when severe weather might impact their crops.  According to an article in the Southeast Farm Press, the tool will inform farmers about the potential for extreme weather such as severe heat or dry spells during the various phases of crop development. If severe weather strikes during flowering, for example, it can severely impact crops.   You can read more about the app in the Southeast Farm Press article here or the official press release at  The tool should be available to the public in a few months once the testing phase is complete.