Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

SERCH: Climate Vulnerabilities of Loblolly Pine: Part 2, Precipitation

SERCH announced in their newsletter today (see earlier post) that their next installment on the climate vulnerabilities of loblobby pines is now available at  The first part discussed the impacts of rising temperatures; this part describes the impacts of variable precipitation on the trees in the Southeast.
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PINEMAP Decision Support System is now available

According to the Southeast Regional Climate Hub, the PINEMAP DSS (decision support system) is now available online. According to SERCH, it is “a map-based collection of climate and forest productivity web tools designed to provide region-wide information on likely future climate risks, opportunities, and impacts on southern pines at the…
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Resources on combining livestock and tree production

“Silvopasture” is the combination of growing trees, forage and livestock together.  The USDA National Agroforestry Center has put together a great list of resources online that describe how silvopasture works and what things agricultural producers need to consider if they are thinking about converting.  There are also some useful worksheets…
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