With Hurricane Dorian intensifying and forecast to impact Florida and other areas of the southeast US in the next week, the USDA Southeast Climate Hub has consolidated the following resources for agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry, to help producers prepare for and recover from potential hurricane impacts.
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 outbreaks compared to 2018, but there are noted areas of intense beetle activity
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.

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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…

With Hurricane Dorian intensifying and forecast to impact Florida and other areas of the southeast US in the next week, the USDA Southeast Climate Hub has consolidated the following resources for agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry, to help producers…

The Southern Pine Beetle Outbreak Model (SPBOM) 1.0 was released by the USDA Southeast Climate Hub in June 2019. SPBOM was designed to forecast the distribution and severity of SPBs, and alert forest managers to areas of high southern pine beetle risk.

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.