Longer Growing Seasons Effecting Planting Decisions

Prairie Business Magazine has a good article this week talking about the changing climate conditions in the Red River Valley of the North effecting the sugar beet storage after harvest in the region.  It is bringing a longer growing season with more heat and moisture.  While the article mentions that precision agriculture as one option, at some point a crop change may be needed to adapt to the warmer and wetter conditions and ideal sugar beet growing weather will shift north into Canada.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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