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Severe drought grows in Florida

The latest Drought Monitor, released today, shows that while there is no drought in most of the Southeast, the severe drought in southern Florida grew in the last week with little rain. Dry conditions in Alabama changed only slightly. With a wet system expected to impact the southern Florida peninsula,…
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NOAA: US was near normal in temperature and precipitation in April 2020

The monthly climate statistics for the US for April 2020 was released today. You can read the complete summary at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202004. The temperature and precipitation were both just below the 20th century average. For the Southeast, both temperature and precipitation were above average. However, for the US for the year…
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How cold soils affect germination

Yesterday I wrote about the possibility of colder temperatures over the next few days, leading to problems with germination for recently planted seeds. But I did not really know how that worked. Today I read a related article in the Southeast Farm Press which provides more details about how the…
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