Pam Knox

  • The Climate Learning Network is presenting a webinar on stories from farmers on adapting to a changing climate. Laura Lengnick is the author of “Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate.” She will present real success stories of Agricultural Adaptation. Laura worked with many farmers while researching her book and has taken away…

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  • Fall color is on the way!  I saw an incredible MODIS satellite picture of fall color in the upper peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin yesterday and wanted to share it with you.  The photo is below but to really get the best high resolution look at it, click here.  

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  • “Peanut situation in South Carolina”

    Rome Ethredge posted a blog entry this morning in Seminole Crop E News describing the peanut situation in South Carolina based on observations by two Extension specialists there.  The impacts vary depending on when the peanuts were dug or how mature they are now.  You can read the article at https://seminolecropnews.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/peanut-situation-in-south-carolina/.

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  • In the past few weeks climate scientists have been watching with concern the persistent “blob” of colder than normal water that is located in the North Atlantic Ocean.  This area of the ocean is well sampled by buoys, ships and satellites so there is a high degree of confidence that this area is indeed experiencing…

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  • Rome Ethredge nears retirement

    I rely on reports from extension agents around the Southeast to help me understand how climate is impacting agricultural conditions “on the ground”.  One of the blogs that I find most useful is the Seminole Crop E News by Rome Ethredge down in the southwest part of Georgia.  Rome is approaching retirement, and Allison Floyd…

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  • Another interesting story I read today in Yahoo Finance discussed the problems that California brewers are having in producing their beer while holding to the stringent drought water restrictions that are in effect.  The 25% reduction in water use is making it difficult for brewers there to keep their brewing and bottling lines open.  Some…

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  • Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground had an interesting blog entry about hurricanes that reach northern locations.  He pointed out that the storm that used to be Hurricane Oho in the Central Pacific was now headed for the Alaskan Panhandle, where it was expected to cause strong wind gusts and heavy surf along the Aleutian…

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