Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Climate impacts on the 2014 pecan harvest

Source: USDA ARS

Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Scientist, gives us a harvest update (thanks to Rome Ethredge for posting this on his blog first): “Early estimates placed the 2014 Georgia Pecan crop at 80-90 million lbs. But,  as pecan producers have been gathering their crop, it has been obvious that the lbs making it into the wagons are not what they […]
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Adapting to less water in the West

Source: USDA ARS

I ran across an interesting article in National Geographic today discussing the changes that farmers in California and the West are starting to make in response to the continuing drought conditions there and the prospect for less water in the future as groundwater becomes more regulated and harder to access […]
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Changes in store for early December

temp 8-14-11-23-2014

Based on the outlooks for temperature and precipitation from the Climate Prediction Center, it looks like the weather may be changing early in December to something warmer and wetter.  The maps for the 6-10 day outlook (November 28-Dec 2) show an increased chance of cooler and drier conditions than normal, while the […]
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Rainy week in store

qpf 1-3 11-22-2014

After a beautiful Saturday for most of the Southeast, heavy rain should fall across most of the region. Some areas could see as much as four inches.  Some areas in southern Georgia and Alabama could see severe weather on Sunday, including strong wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.  As the low […]
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Heavy snows hamper milk collection

Source: USDA ARS

One of the stories that has not been widely reported in the news about the Buffalo snowstorm is the impact on local dairies. AgWeb listed a story from Dairy Today which indicates that a number of dairies in the affected area are dumping milk because the milk trucks were unable […]
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