Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

July 2015 precipitation varied widely across Georgia

jul 15 precip dep

  July 2015 was warm across the state of Georgia, with departures of slightly over 1 degree F across the region.  The warmest areas were generally also the driest.  Precipitation varied from 3.4 inches below normal near Macon to 5.1 inches above normal near Brunswick. Temperatures across the state were […]
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Georgia’s agriculture has a $70 billion impact

Source: NRCS

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had a long and detailed article in yesterday’s paper on Georgia’s agriculture, including the variety of crops grown and changes that are expected in the coming years due to market demands, water shortages in California and elsewhere, and changes in recent climate.  You can read the article […]
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Food and water safety in a warmer climate

Source: Dave Bloom / Commons Wikimedia

Quartz magazine online published an article recently describing challenges to food and water safety in the future if climate continues to get warmer.  Both water-borne diseases and microbial and chemical toxins in food are expected to increase under those conditions. For example, aflatoxins are expected to increase in warmer weather. […]
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