What is agricultural drought?

Drought Resources August 05, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Agricultural drought refers to circumstances when soil moisture is insufficient and results in the lack of crop growth and production. It primarily concerns itself with short-term drought situations. Agriculture can rebound or be impaired within a very short period of time depending upon the strength of drought conditions or precipitation events.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.