Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the UN

The UN General Assembly recently decided to designate 2015 as the International Year of Soils to recognize the importance of soils for food security as well as ecosystem functions.  Agricultural producers recognize the importance of good soil management to maintaining their farms’ economic viability and health.  You can read more…
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How do this summer’s temperatures stack up?

Climate Central has a new graphing tool which shows how this summer compares to temperatures in previous summers.  There are just a few cities in the Southeast but it is fun and interesting to see how temperatures varied across the US.  You can access the tool at http://www.climatecentral.org/news/us-summer-temperatures-comparison-17942. (Note that…
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Weak relationship between drought and pine productivity seen

The blog from the State Climate Office of North Carolina posted a new story today about some summer research done on the relationship between total net primary productivity (TNPP) of pines and drought indices.  The research explored statistical correlations between various drought indices like the Palmer Drought Severity Index and…
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