The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) is an important resource in the IPM toolbox for growers. 2021 is bringing long-awaited updates and improvements that were designed specifically with grower needs in mind. This article will quickly get you started with NEWA 3.0 during this period of transition.
Where can I find the updated NEWA 3.0 website?
NEWA 3.0 is at https://dev.newa.cornell.edu. Note this website address has dev in the front indicating it is a ‘development’ website, meaning there could be some occasional bugs or issues. If you discover a glitch, have a problem, or want to ask questions, contact the NEWA Help Desk right away by sending an email message to email@example.com. We need your help to catch these last bumps in the road.
Is the old NEWA website still available?
YES. The old NEWA is available for all of 2021 at http://newa.cornell.edu. Note this website address does not have dev in the front. This old version will not be retired until after the 2021 growing season because we want to minimize frustration or anxiety that comes with learning new technology. For example, please feel free to rely on old NEWA for day to day management while you set aside time off-hours to learn NEWA 3.0.
How do I get started with NEWA 3.0?
There are three important steps to complete before using NEWA 3.0 models. Quickstart video tutorials are available for each at the NEWA Help Desk. See Table 1 for details and links.
|How to start using NEWA||https://newa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054268454|
|How to customize your NEWA dashboard||https://newa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054268354|
|How to use your NEWA dashboard||https://newa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360057357553|
I found a glitch! What do I do?
Please report a NEWA 3.0 bug or issue to https://newa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=1500000353601. Or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with lots of details and a screenshot or two of your problem. We need your help finding and working out these final bugs.
Where can I learn more?
NEWA is part of the New York State IPM Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension at Cornell University. NYSIPM partners closely with the Northeast Regional Climate Center to make NEWA available to growers in member states nationwide.