Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Video: Cool season forage plot tour

The Panhandle Ag Extension team recently produced a video which describes cool season forage production issues this year. According to their web site, “This video highlights the differences in cool-season forage types and varieties on February 15, 2018, that were planted November 1, 2017.  The challenging weather this season (…
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“Late blight spotted in southwest Florida tomatoes, potatoes”

Vegetable Growers News posted a story highlighting the development of blight caused by Phytophthora infestans, which affects tomatoes and potatoes and which thrives under cool and wet conditions. According to the story, “Temperatures between 50 and 80 F combined with moist conditions such as rain, fog, heavy dews, or relative humidity above…
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Drier than normal week ahead

The latest 7 day QPF map shows that most of the Southeast should get less than half an inch of rain in the next week. Most of the rain in the eastern US will be centered to our northwest in the Ohio River Valley, which is very typical with a…
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New source of weather forecast data may be useful for farm management

Here’s some interesting information about a source of weather forecast data that might be useful for farmers across the Southeast, from Mark Hoffmann at our sister UGA Extension blog on viticulture. Note that the six-day forecast for humidity, wind, dew/frost and other variables will be good for planning field work…
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