Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Too much rain keeps farmers from fieldwork

I’ve seen several articles this week discussing problems that farmers are having in areas that have received abundant rain in the last few weeks.  While the precipitation is welcome for many, it does make it hard for producers to keep up with applications of nutrients and other agricultural chemical treatments….
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Seasonal week of rain coming up

The latest 7-day QPF forecast shows seasonal rainfall over most of the Southeast, with the driest areas in the northern half of the region.  This is probably a good thing after the rain that has hit the area from post-tropical storm Cindy this week.  Cooler temperatures should also reduce stress…
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The complexity of cows

In the last few days I’ve seen several interesting stories on different aspects of cattle cross my desk .  The first is a story in Wired.com about how mathematicians have simulated the behavior of herds of cattle using a computer model.  The story describes how the model is set up…
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