Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Abnormally dry conditions this week may go away thanks to Harvey

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows that areas of abnormally dry conditions have developed in parts of Georgia and South Carolina this week. We’ve certainly been dry (until yesterday) in northern Georgia as well.  But the rains from the remains of Harvey may reduce or eliminate some of…
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Abnormally dry conditions expand into South Carolina

The latest Drought Monitor shows that abnormally dry conditions have now expanded into South Carolina as well as increasing in North Carolina and Virginia. Other areas of Georgia are also quite dry from a long dry spell with little rain, but have not yet reached abnormally dry levels.
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Dangers of drought-stressed corn

This year the Southeast is in good shape, with no drought in the state.  But many areas in the Corn Belt are having problems with moisture this year.  Corn grown under those conditions can accumulate high levels of nitrates, which are harmful for animals that eat it. Growing Georgia published…
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Expansion of abnormally dry conditions in VA, NC and SC

The latest Drought Monitor map shows that due to extremely dry conditions along the Piedmont and surrounding regions in Virginia, North Carolina and far northeast South Carolina, abnormally dry conditions have expanded.  The rest of the Southeast has received abundant rain and no dry conditions are present.
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