Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Interesting display of storm reports

Here is a new Google Map-based display of storm reports that you might find intriguing and maybe even useful.  The nationwide map can be found at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/kml/lsr.php? You can choose to look at the area around any National Weather Service office using the menu at top right.  I’ve attached an…
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Potential flooding rains and severe weather early this week

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week have a potential to cause a lot of problems for agricultural producers and others, starting on Monday afternoon into evening.  A strong slow-moving weather system is building to our west and has already caused significant damage from supercell thunderstorms in Arkansas tonight.  This system…
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New cotton irrigation app now available

A new smartphone app for cotton irrigation is now available at http://smartirrigationapps.org/.  This app, which was developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers, will help producers irrigate their crops based on local conditions using information from the Georgia Weather Network (formerly GAEMN) and the Florida Automated Weather…
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Wet conditions could cause problems for pecans

WALB in Albany GA reported that wet conditions in early 2014 could increase scab problems for pecan growers this year.  Dougherty County extension agents reported at their county commission meeting that prices are down but growers are continuing to plant.  They suggest that an early start with fungicides this year…
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