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Tip Sheet: Drought
Auburn University experts can provide perspective on extreme conditions
According to the National Weather Service, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor lists nearly two-thirds of Alabama as experiencing extreme drought conditions while the remainder of the state is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions. To put this problem in perspective, normal rainfall for Alabama during the month of May averaged between 4 and 5 inches. This year May rainfall averaged half an inch or less, providing only localized and very limited relief. While the dry conditions are a nuisance for most people, the situation can prove devastating for the agriculture industry. Auburn University researchers and extension specialists listed below are prepared to discuss several different facets of drought conditions and the implications drought can have throughout the state. AU experts covering additional drought-related topics can be found at www.aces.edu/issues/drought/Droughtspecialists.php.
on Lakes and Water Supply
on Crop Production and Forestland
Ken McNabb, Professor of Forest Biology and Ecology with AUs School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and Extension Forester, can discuss how drought is impacting the states forestlands.
Kathy Flanders, Associate Professor of Entomology with AUs College of Agriculture Extension Entomologist, can discuss the potential insect damage that may occur in forages and grasslands due to drought.
on Farm Animals