Current Dry Period Impacting Cover Crop Establishment

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By Clint Thompson Drought-like conditions continue to plague the Southeast region. That has made establishing cover crops a challenge for specialty crop producers hoping to utilize the management strategy. Extended periods of dry weather in the fall can impact cover crops being produced, according to Tim Coolong, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. …

Drought Update: Dry Conditions Worsening Across Southeast Region

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The lack of rainfall over the past week led to drought conditions worsening and expanding across areas of the Southeast, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor update. An extreme drought is observed in multiple areas across Alabama. One area is in the southwest part of the state in parts of Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Monrore, Conecuh and Escambia counties. North …

Drought Update in the Southeast

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The most recent release of the U.S. Drought Monitor shows nearly all of Alabama is in a moderate drought or worse; most of northern Georgia and the southwest part of the state are at least abnormally dry; while the Florida Panhandle is mostly severely dry. Alabama’s dry conditions have worsened in recent weeks. Little to no precipitation has been observed …

Drought Impact: Northeast Florida Experiencing Dry Conditions

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By Clint Thompson The lingering drought has spread across the Southeast and impacted various parts of Florida, specifically in the northeast part of the state. Bob Hochmuth, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Regional Specialized Extension agent in Live Oak, Florida, discusses the impact the dry weather is having in his area. “We’re very dry, and …

Drought Monitor Update: Conditions Worsening Across Southeast Region

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By Clint Thompson The lingering drought conditions are worsening and expanding across the Southeast. The drought blankets all of Alabama. It covers all of western Georgia and into the northeast part of the state. The Florida Panhandle and Northeast Florida are mostly dry. This is according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Most of Alabama is at least moderately dry, though, …

Drought Spreading Across Southeast

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By Clint Thompson Drought-like conditions continue to spread across the Southeast, especially in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. All but a small portion of Alabama is experiencing dry conditions. They range in severity, from extreme drought in Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Conecuh and Monrore counties in Southwest Alabama, to abnormally dry conditions in the central and …

Current Dry Spell Not Abnormal for This Time of Year

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By Clint Thompson The current dry weather sweeping through the Southeast is not abnormal for this time of year. It is also not expected to improve anytime soon, says Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension agricultural climatologist. “The seven-day forecast I looked at (last Thursday night) for rainfall is basically zero for anything that’s north of the border between Georgia …

Drought Conditions Spreading Across Southeast

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Drought-like conditions are worsening and spreading across the Southeast, especially in southern Alabama, northern Florida and southwest Georgia. According to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, extreme and severe drought conditions are being reported in southwest Alabama. The worst conditions are concentrated in Mobile County and in parts of Escambia, Conecuh and Monrore counties. Severe conditions start in Washington …

It’s Dry Out There: Most of Alabama Experiencing Drought-Like Conditions

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Hot and dry conditions remain prevalent across the Southeast. Drought-like conditions are observed across various areas of Alabama, Florida and Georgia, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Dry conditions are observed over most of Alabama, from Mobile and Baldwin counties in the southwest part of the state, all the way to Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison and Jackson counties in North Alabama. …

Drought Monitor: Dry Weather Expanding, Worsening Across Southeast

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Dry weather is expanding and worsening across the Southeast, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The driest areas are located along the Southwest Alabama-Northwest Florida region. Extreme drought is observed in parts of Mobile, Escambia, Monrore and Conecuh counties in Alabama. Severe drought is seen in other parts of Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Escambia, Monrore and Conecuh counties. Abnormal drought …