Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Variable rainfall across the Southeast this week

The latest 7-day QPF map shows that inland areas of the Southeast should receive below normal rainfall this week while coastal areas, especially in Florida, receive more.  A pesky front will move slowly back and forth across the area, bringing rain to the areas near the frontal convergence while leaving…
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Shifts in planting zones in the US between 1971-2000 and 1981-2010

In my meetings this week I was reminded that many farmers use USDA planting zones to determine what varieties of trees and crops to plant. Hardiness zones are related to the average coldest day of the year.  Here is an interesting comparison of how these zones have changed over time…
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