No matter how agriculture changes, one thing stays the same: Weather can dictate crop success or failure. It also influences decisions about livestock, home and commercial landscaping, city planning and just about anything outdoors.
UGA Extension is here to provide resources and advice on dealing with weather-related issues in agriculture and everyday home life.
- Global Warming: How Does It Relate to Poultry? (B 1382) This publication provides information relevant for agriculture and other industries that are under increasing public pressure to reduce emissions of certain atmospheric gases. Explanations are given a…
- Water Requirements and Quality Issues for Cattle (SB 56) Water is the most important nutrient for cattle. It accounts for 50 to 80 percent of an animal's weight and is involved in every physiological process. Cattle cannot adapt to water restriction and fee…
- Effects of Low Temperature on Plants (B 1467) Temperatures affects plant growth and distribution. This publication explains how low temperatures (chilling and freezing) affect plant growth in production greenhouses, nurseries, and landscapes. The…
- Drought Management Strategies for Beef Cattle (B 1323) Drought conditions are a yearly occurrence in Georgia and have been prolonged in several areas over the past several years. These conditions can have severe impacts on cattle, and every cattleman shou…
Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast - The "Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast" blog is provided by the UGA Crop and Soil Sciences Department as a service to Extension agents and agricultural producers across the Southeast US.
Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network Provides extensive, detailed, and historical weather data from sensor network distributed across the state.
UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
AgroClimate Provides climate, agriculture, and forestry information with forecasts to inform agricultural resource management decisions. Focuses on Georgia's signature agricultural products. Includes summary information on climate, El Niño, and climate change. Includes links.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.
Office of the Georgia State Climatologist Provides a climatology FAQ and links to numerous external sites that provide weather information.
Growing Gas To address climate change, UGA researchers are working on promising pathways like bioenergy and bioproducts, forms of renewable energy and materials that could curb carbon emissions.
High Cotton Yields Georgia cotton growers are starting the 2023 season with a boost from near-record-breaking yields last year.
Climate Outlook The big player in the weather the rest of this growing season and next winter is the rapidly developing El Niño.