Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Fall stories

Since fall has just started, the media is full of stories about autumn colors and the difference between astronomical and climatological fall.  Here are two I thought were especially interesting. Slate magazine produced an online video which discusses why American trees produce both red and yellow leaves but European leaves…
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Outlook for October through December shows warmer, wetter conditions most likely

The latest 3-month outlook for the last three months of the year has been released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.  It shows an increased chance of above normal temperatures and higher than normal rainfall, particularly in the southern part of the region.  The patterns they show are consistent with a…
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Dry conditions continue to plague farmers

The latest release from the National Agriculture Statistics Service shows that 79 percent of subsurface soils are short on moisture, according to Growing Georgia.   This continuing lack of rainfall has caused crops like soybeans, cotton and peanuts to fade and pastures to stop producing grass.  Even crops that were going…
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