Content tagged "drought"

Are there long-term effects of drought on trees?

Gardens & Landscapes Drought Resources Updated: November 10, 2016

When an area has repeated dry periods, even if lack of rain occurs during different seasons, the long-term effects are substantial:• Trees show increased...

Drought Risk and Tree Planting

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: January 11, 2016

The California Drought: Everybody’s Business

  If you ate your five servings (or more) of vegetables or snacked on a handful of walnuts or grapes today, chances are they all grew somewhere in...

Manage Drought Affected Corn Prior to Earset

The first issue for most corn producers may be protecting farm program and crop insurance benefits. It is our understanding that regular farm program...

What is a Drought?

Droughts are naturally occurring events that result from less than normal precipitation over short or extended periods of time.The effects of drought can...

Managing Drought-Affected Corn

For purposes here, we will define “drought” as severity and timing of dry weather that results in reduction in corn yield to less than one-half the expected...

Current U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced to give society an indication of current drought conditions in the United States.  It is made viewable to the public on...

Drought Strategies Concerning Livestock

Beef Cattle Drought Resources Updated: September 08, 2015

Strategies to deal with drought are hardly ever palatable or easy to implement. With much of the country experiencing below normal precipitation and hot...

Protect Your Lawn During Drought

 Heat and moisture stresses placed on both cool-season and warm-season grasses will force them into a dormant stage. Just because they are brown does not...

Western Region Symposium on Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate March 31, 2015

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 20, 2015

These presentations were from the Western Region Symposium on Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate at the Waste to Worth Conference, Seattle WA....

Global Climate Change - What Does It Mean For Us?

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 23, 2015

Climatologists are seeing noticeable patterns in data that points toward future weather that will be more extreme and extreme more often. In this...

Drought Impacts on Landscape Plant Survival

        Drought, or periods of water shortage, impact plants in a variety of ways. Drought affects how much water is available for plant use. If plants...

Are chinch bugs attracted to drought-stressed grass?

Probably not.  Chinch bugs are fluid (phloem)-feeding insects, so if a plant is low on water and nutrient transport, then it may not be as good of a food...

Virginia White

In my first venture in full-time employment, I learned I didn’t care to earn a living in the retail world. The lesson was learned while working for a North...

Protect your drinking water well from going dry

When dry or drought conditions exist, water conservation measures could reduce the likelihood of your well going dry.If your drinking water well goes dry,...

Drought Resources Content

Drought Resources Updated: August 05, 2013

Current U.S. Drought MonitorU.S. Seasonal Drought OutlookLivestock and PasturesCropsHome & LandscapeEconomicsThe Extension Disaster Education Network website...

Burning During A Drought

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Landowners often are unable to carry out their fire program due to periodic droughts.  Drought does present several challenges to using prescribed fire such...

If I burn during a drought, will I kill the grass?

Prescribed Fire Updated: May 07, 2013

Native warm-season perennial grasses are generally adapted to and are rarely killed by fire. However, a lack of precipitation following fire can result in...

If I am in an area that is susceptible to droughts, how do I drought-proof my drinking water well?

The only way to reduce the risk of your drinking water well going dry during a drought period is to get it deepened, especially if other local wells are...

How can fiber quality be affected by moisture stress?

Drought Resources Updated: July 20, 2012

Water stress in cotton, particularly during the bloom stage will reduce fiber quality. Generally, water stress from bloom to about 18-22 days post-bloom will...

Is irrigating the landscape always a good idea for defensible space?

It depends on the types of plants. Generally, irrigating helps plants stay green and moist and less likely to burn. In arid environments, irrigation is...

How should trees be irrigated?

If trees are to be irrigated, they should be given enough water to wet the soil at least 2 to 3 feet deep. The water should be applied in a doughnut-shaped...

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