Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

ARID model may help growers mitigate against drought

Scientists at the University of Florida have created a new model that may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid drought.  The model, called ARID (Agricultural Reference Index for Drought), predicts water loss for crops like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn, using weather variables like temperature, humidity, wind and…
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CoCoRaHS celebrates 16th birthday

The CoCoRaHS network celebrated a milestone today, passing its 16th anniversary since it was started in Colorado.  This volunteer network of precipitation observers has spread across the country and has included Georgia for the last six years as well as other states in the Southeast.  CoCoRaHS stands for Community Collaborative…
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