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UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons

Dan Drought, Environment, Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UF/IFAS) — A new study from University of Florida (UF) researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC), highlights trends in dry season length in the southeastern region of …

Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Drought, Industry News Release, Livestock, Water

While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to eat and drink. Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension animal science regional agent, said some northeastern Alabama areas are starting to see effects of the abnormally dry weather. “Water …

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Dry Spring Causes Cotton Management Difficulties

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Industry News Release

Rain in the forecast is a welcome change from the lingering dry conditions Alabama producers have battled this spring. Producers generally plant cotton between April 20 and the first week of June. While early spring weather was conducive for planting, the end of May was hot and dry, creating significant challenges for stand establishment. Alabama Extension cotton specialist Dr. Steve Brown said …

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Dry Weather, Dry Forecast Worry Wiregrass Corn Producers

Dan Alabama, Corn, Drought, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

Expectations for higher-than-normal May temperatures have Wiregrass corn producers on edge as the spring growing season shapes up to be a dry one. Brandon Dillard, an Alabama Extension regional agent of agronomic crops, said farmers in the area were ahead of the planting schedule earlier in the season. “This was one of the best looking dryland corn crops I’ve seen …

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Weekly Drought Monitor Update

Dan Drought, Industry News Release, Weather

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows a continuation and expansion of prolonged drought in the Midwest and Southwest United States. Drought conditions now extend from Washington State down the coast and along the U.S.-Mexico border to Louisiana and Mississippi, and north across Missouri to Colorado. The weekly measure notes that livestock production has been seriously impaired by the …

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Agri View: Unfavorable Weather Outlook

Dan Agri View, Drought, Weather

Everett Griner talks about the unfavorable weather outlook. Everett talks about another drought forecast in today’s Agri View. Unfavorable Weather Outlook I told you just a few days ago that long range forecasters were forecasting droughts, floods, and hot weather ahead for this summer. Today I received a feature story about a drought already showing signs in the southwest. I …