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California growers monitor storms’ impact on crops

Strong storms during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend flooded farm fields, caused several dairy farms to relocate their animals and brought other impacts on California farms and ranches. The storms also added more water to... more »

Worried about February warmup to fruit crops?

I receive many calls about what warm weather will do to fruit in the wintertime. Often, I will say there is no need to worry, they have not completed their chilling requirement. When perennial plants... more »

Model delivers severe weather data specific to farms

Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to fertilize and irrigate, thanks to... more »

WSU to host symposium on extreme climate effects on grapes

Wine and grape industry members and students are invited to a research symposium, “Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?” at Washington State University Tri-Cities. The symposium will be held March 17 in... more »

Adverse weather won’t end Louisiana strawberry production

Despite floods, wind and freezing temperatures, some Louisiana strawberry producers are optimistic about the season. LSU AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace in Tangipahoa Parish said some growers saw extensive damage from the recent freeze, while others... more »

Weather data moves faster than it used to

Thanks to instrumentation technology, weather monitoring is much more sophisticated than it was 50 years ago. And thanks to smartphones, tablets and other devices, monitoring data can be accessed almost instantaneously from just about anywhere... more »

Washington state vineyards withstand unseasonable weather

Washington’s wine industry let out a collective sigh of relief as a stiff shot of cold weather gave way to much milder temperatures – just in time for the winter solstice. Growers were on alert... more »

UF/IFAS Extension acts as ‘second responders’ after Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew dumped water and wind on Florida’s east coast last week, it wasn’t long before several alligators were spotted roaming the parking lot at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural... more »

True Blue Farms bouncing back from tornado damage

When a series of tornadoes with winds reaching in excess of 130 miles per hour ripped through southern and central Michigan in August, a blueberry operation near the tail end of harvest was caught in... more »

Hurricane Matthew disrupts strawberry planting in North Carolina

I have been talking this morning with several very large producers in Eastern NC, and the decision they’ve made is to “hold up” on punching plant holes, and delay all planting until this weather system... more »


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