Agricultural Technology- USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the measure by
which both farmers and gardeners can decide upon which plants or crops are most
likely to thrive at a given location. The map is based on the average annual
minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. Strong internet
connection is strongly recommended for using the map. However, users with slow
internet connection can still effectively utilize the map because it also
provides static images. Users only have to type in the location that they are
interested in, and the minimum temperature of the soil in the area will come
Pros: Users with various internet connectivity can use this
map without any obstacles.
Cons: The map does not tell its users exactly which plants
or crops are suitable for the soils. Users have to find that out themselves.
The map only provides the minimum temperature of the soil.