Latest Northeast Climate Hub Additions

The University of Massachusetts is leading the way in sustainability by growing food at five permaculture gardens on campus. The gardens educate students and the public about sequestering carbon and building resiliency to climate change.
At the University of Delaware's Warrington Irrigation Research Farm in Harbeson, Delaware, researchers are improving irrigation to boost crop yields and manage soil and water resources.
In this study, Vermont farmers identified many site-specific risks that they associate with weather fluctuations and climate change. Results offer critical insights into different aspects of climate change adaptation on Vermont farms.
Does field crop irrigation make sense as a farm strategy given the number of wet summers in the Northeast? 
Hosted by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and partners, this meeting focused on sharing adaptation experiences in agriculture, discussing outreach strategies, and developing a community of practice.
Stabilizing gullies is one strategy for adapting to changing climate. This case study evaluates the costs and benefits of restoring gullies on Last Resort Farm in Monkton, Vermont.
To deal with their organic wastes, Cornell is using slow pyrolysis to create biochar, and also composting. Both can be used as soil amendments and to sequester carbon.
Long-term agricultural research provides unique insights into the impact of climate and weather on agricultural sustainability. The USDA-ARS Farming Systems Project (FSP) has been looking at the impact of weather on corn and soybean yields in Beltsville,…
Are long-range forecasts really any good? And can we forecast farther out than seven days with any confidence?