Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

More pollen allergies in the future?

Source: Jon Sullivan, Commons Wikimedia

A number of scientists have warned that this could be one of the worst pollen seasons ever for parts of the country.  They attribute this to a number of factors, including the high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which provide a fertilization effect on some plants and warmer […]
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Preliminary look at March 2015

march 2015 precip dep

Now that March is almost over, here are the preliminary maps from the High Plains Regional Climate Center showing temperature and precipitation departures from normal.  They show that March for most of the Southeast was warmer and drier than usual.  The warmth allowed quick germination and growth of newly planted […]
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Waste to Worth conference begins today

W2W logo

The Waste to Worth conference begins today in Seattle.  I’m expecting to see a good group of people interacting on a variety of topics related to animal agriculture and waste management.  There will also be a track on livestock and climate at the conference.  I’ll be there all week and […]
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Cold temperatures this morning

Source: Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network

As predicted, freezing temperatures made it down to Macon and even farther south this morning.  The map below from the Georgia Automated Weather Network at 7:30 am shows a broad area of cold temperatures covering most of the northern half of Georgia as well as some areas to the south. […]
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