Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Rain across the region this week

Rain will occur across the region this week, although the lightest amounts are expected to occur where most needed in southern Georgia and northern Florida. All of that rain will fall in the next three days as the next storm system moves through the area and will be followed by…
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Outlook for the 2018 growing season

Here is my latest short article on the climate outlook for the 2018 growing season, to be published in UGA’s Peanut Pointers newsletter later this week: In spite of what seemed like very cold temperatures over the winter, the April-like temperatures we experienced across the Southeast in February have left…
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Late winter climate update from AgroClimate

Clyde Fraisse of has put together a useful description of current climate conditions and impacts of the latest climate outlook on areas of future concern for farmers, including fungal disease and pest pressure. You can read it at the Panhandle e-News at  
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Lower rain amounts this week

The latest QPF forecast shows lighter amounts of rain this week than the last couple, which should be good for farmers trying to get field work done in the wetter areas, but not so good for those in the drier areas who need good soil moisture for planting. The majority…
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