Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“California’s vineyards are coming back from the brink of disaster thanks to the winter rains”

Recent rains in California have not only provided a superbloom of wildflowers but have provided desperately needed rain for the vineyards there.  The Los Angeles Times reports: “It’s hard to imagine what might have happened to the region without this season’s rains. Record low rainfall levels, coupled with record average…
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More stories on impacts of the freeze

Estimates of damage from last week’s killing frost continue to come in.  Here are a few more stories about impacts of the frost on crops in the Southeast, particularly Georgia blueberries and South Carolina peaches. But other crops have felt some impacts as well, while others largely escaped significant damage….
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“Florida volumes bounce back with ‘perfect’ weather”

The Packer published a roundup of crop summaries for Florida vegetable and fruit production this year earlier this week.  You can find it here.  In the article they say “Following difficult, weather-related growing conditions that negatively impacted many commodities last spring, this year’s outlook has been optimistically deemed “as good…
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