18
FEB
2016

Climate Change and Drought

by Steve McNulty I have given hundreds of presentations to land managers over the years related to climate change impacts and management options. Almost without exception, someone from the audience will approach me after a talk and say, “I don’t know if I believe in climate...
16
FEB
2016

No Easy Answers

by Steve McNulty The other week I attended the annual meeting of the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association (MACA), and the news was not good. Palmer Amaranth is moving through the Delta region and becoming increasingly herbicide resistant. Commodity prices are down,...
02
FEB
2016

Forest Service Releases Drought Science Synthesis

by Jim Vose Droughts have occurred frequently in the past and will continue to occur. Some places will see more severe or frequent droughts in the future, while others may not. The ongoing severe droughts in many parts of the US have been widely publicized, but there is a lack of...
01
FEB
2016

Southeast Climate at a Glance – 2015 Annual Summary

by Aurelia Baca Highlights Following a record warm December, 2015 wrapped up with more abnormal climatic conditions. Nearly every state in the Southeast experienced much above normal temperature conditions (Fig. 1) and above average precipitation totals (Fig. 2). Florida,...
15
JAN
2016

Southeast Climate at a Glance – December 2015

by Aurelia Baca Following a mild November, December 2015 was also warm and wet across the region. The entire Southeast experienced above average temperatures and precipitation totals during December. In fact, many states set new temperature records. Specifically, nine states set...
21
DEC
2015

SERCH Director Featured on the NC State Extension Master Gardeners Radio Show

by Jennifer Moore Myers Take a listen as SERCH Director Steve McNulty talks about weather forecasts for the upcoming year and gives tips for home gardens or small farms on the NC State Extension Master Gardeners radio show and podcast.
18
DEC
2015

PINEMAP DSS Is Now Available

by Corey Davis, Ryan Boyles, and Heather Aldridge The PINEMAP decision support system (DSS) is a map-based collection of climate and forest productivity web tools designed to provide region-wide information on likely future climate risks, opportunities, and impacts on southern...
16
DEC
2015

Southeast Climate at a Glance – November 2015

by Aurelia Baca This is the first in a new climate summary series called Southeast Climate at a Glance, in which we will review NOAA/NCEI monthly climate summaries and provide precipitation and temperature highlights for the southeastern region, along with impacts to agriculture...
01
DEC
2015

Southeast Farm Press on Climate-Smart Agriculture

by Jennifer Moore Myers One of our favorite reads, the Southeast Farm Press, has been featuring a lot of great climate-relevant content lately. Check out these pieces on strip tillage, cover crop rolling, nitrogen management, and conserving water resources. In case you missed it,...
01
DEC
2015

Winter Season Outlook

by Aurelia Baca El Niño The current El Niño is on track to be one of the largest on record (since 1950). This past week’s sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies (figure 1) were much above normal with some peaking at 3°C above normal. Although these values are...