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ARID model may help growers mitigate against drought

Scientists at the University of Florida have created a new model that may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid drought.  The model, called ARID (Agricultural Reference Index for Drought), predicts water loss for crops like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn, using weather variables like temperature, humidity, wind and…
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New ENSO blog available from NOAA

A new blog on El Nino-Southern Oscillation (better known as ENSO) is now available from NOAA at http://www.climate.gov/news-features/department/8443/all.  This blog will provide background information and current discussion about the status of El Nino and La Nina as well as descriptions of its impact across the United States and the world. …
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USGS National Climate Change Viewer provides maps of projected future climate

The US Geological Survey has a new interactive web site which shows model projections of climate in the US compared to present conditions at http://www.usgs.gov/climate_landuse/clu_rd/apps/nccv_viewer.asp. This site allows you to look at projections of climate in 2050-2074 compared to the present for a variety of models, regions and months across…
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New cotton irrigation app now available

A new smartphone app for cotton irrigation is now available at http://smartirrigationapps.org/.  This app, which was developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers, will help producers irrigate their crops based on local conditions using information from the Georgia Weather Network (formerly GAEMN) and the Florida Automated Weather…
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