Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Wet conditions likely to continue in June 2018

The latest monthly climate outlook for the US was released today. It shows that for most of the Southeast, conditions are likely to be above normal for June. Temperature is leaning slightly towards above normal temperatures in western parts of the region but elsewhere there are equal chances of near,…
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Heavy rains this week eliminate most dry conditions from Southeast

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that the heavy rains we have experienced across the Southeast this week from both Subtropical Storm Alberto and other rain storms has eliminated all drought from the Southeast and has reduced abnormally dry conditions to just a few small, scattered pockets. Since…
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“Determining effective methods of irrigation as water becomes increasingly scarce”

Researchers from Texas A&M University recently published the results of a study which looked at how scarcer water supplies in the future may affect how producers irrigate their crops. While long-term climate models do not give clear guidance on whether total precipitation will increase or decrease in the future, higher…
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