Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

CPASW presentations now available online

The Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop presentations from last week’s meeting in New Mexico are now available as PDF files online.  You can see the agenda and link to the presentations at  If there is not a PDF available it is because the author did not want it published.  Lots…
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More pollen allergies in the future?

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

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

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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