Everett Griner talks about storm destroying 115 year old trees in today’s Agri View.
Tropical waters in the Pacific Ocean are said to be warming at an increasingly substantial rate, leading some to believe the time it will take for another round of El Nino appears to be getting shorter and shorter.
Brazil’s top soybean producing state, Mato Grosso, has soybean fields ready for harvest but are so muddy it’s difficult to walk through, let alone drive a combine through. A Bloomberg report says a week of persistent rainfall has caused some soybeans to begin fermenting. The beans have become engorged their pods, which have started to open as the oilseeds begin …
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 an already overtaxed system, and led to renewed calls to modernize the system.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range on February 2 found a snow water equivalence of 28.1 inches, a significant increase since the January 3 survey, when just 6 inches was found there. The average as measured at Phillips since 1964 is 11.3 inches.
Calculating chill hours for pistachio trees has become more challenging as “normal” seasonal weather is changing. The warmer, wet winter in California may be complicating the issue even more.
California received an uncommon amount of precipitation the first half of January, and more is expected. Citrus leaders said the rain hasn’t put a damper on harvest, and this season is looking good for the industry.
January has brought drenching rains to a majority of California. Some areas have seen four times the historical precipitation average. The recent storms are putting a dent in the state’s prolonged drought, but experts say more rain is probably needed.
Everett Griner talks about long range weather forecasting in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about 2016 disasters to agriculture crops in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about agriculture losses due to bad weather in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about global warming and what is causing our weather to change in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about crop losses due to weather in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about bad weather of 2016 unusually hard on crops in today’s Agri View.
The cons definitely outweigh the pros, but some good things come from extreme weather patterns like this drought and a lot of money has been devoted to it.