Latest Southeast Climate Hub Additions

The USDA Southeast Climate Hub, along, other USDA agencies, and university Extension experts, developed the following commodity guides to help producers prepare for and recovery from hurricane impacts.
The USDA Southeast Climate Hub released the 2020 forecast of southern pine beetle outbreak risk in the southeastern US using the Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Model, version1 (SPBOM1). Region-wide, 2020 is predicted to be a less severe year for SPB outbreaks…
Silvopastures can be viewed as an intensive form of on-farm management for timber production, fruits and seeds, forage products, livestock production and husbandry, and wildlife habitat.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map released every Thursday, showing parts of the U.S. that are in drought. The map uses five classifications: abnormally dry (D0), showing areas that may be going into or are coming out of drought, and four levels of…
Coastal forests and farmlands in parts of the Southeast are being negatively affected by saltwater intrusion and salinization. Elevated salinity levels cause crop yield declines, coastal forest loss, salt-tolerant invasive species takeover, eutrophication and…
The most recent Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Model (SPBOM1) was released by the USDA Southeast Climate Hub in April 2020. SPBOM1 was designed to forecast the distribution and severity of SPBs, and alert forest managers to areas of high southern pine beetle…
The USDA Southeast Climate Hub released the first forecast of southern pine beetle outbreak risk in the southeastern US using the new Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Model, version1 (SPBOM). Region-wide, 2019 is predicted to be a less severe year for SPB…
The Southeast Climate Hub co-hosted a free Hurricane Resilience Workshop to share first-hand information, and develop a Technical Manual to assist information sharing from Extension to land managers. View presentations from the workshop.
The 2017 calendar year was a historic year for natural disasters; USDA will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires.