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How much do climate patterns influence predictability in the US?

NOAA’s Climate.gov blog this week talks about several different climate patterns which may affect the predictability of seasonal climate.  There are a number of different patterns which can affect climate over time, including long-term trends, El Nino, the North Atlantic (also sometimes called Arctic) Oscillation, and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation….
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Excellent editorial on stockmanship from Southeast Cattle Advisor

The SE Cattle Advisor blog (https://www.secattleadvisor.com/)posted a wonderful essay on stockmanship this week.  This essay was written by Dr. Lee Jones of the UGA School of Veterinary Medicine. You can read the full essay by clicking here.   Here is the first paragraph to start you off: “Stockmanship, like sustainability, is a…
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Drier than normal for next 7 days except in South Florida

The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (GPF) for the Southeast for the next seven days shows below normal rainfall for most of the area, with the exception of peninsular Florida.  With lower humidity and abundant sunshine, this might be a good time to make some hay (maybe literally) with your outdoor activities. …
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Strawberry web tool could save $1.7 million in fungicide over 10 years

Growing Produce released a story on AgroClimate’s s\Strawberry Advisory System, a tool which is available at https://agroclimate.org/tools/strawberry/.  The tool takes data such as temperature and leaf wetness and tells growers when to spray fungicide to ward off diseases.  By spraying fungicide only when needed, it can save growers significant amounts of time…
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