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Stripling Irrigation Park newsletter has great comments on dealing with current weather conditions

The latest newsletter from UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Park (available at http://striplingpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-Sept-Newsletter.pdf  has some great comments on how the wet spring and dry summer have affected cotton and peanuts around the area, particularly in southwest Georgia.  Wes Porter, the UGA irrigation specialist, has some good comments about irrigation needs for cotton…
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Evaporative stress index can identify flash droughts early

The evaporative stress index is a way of measuring rates of evapotranspiration from plants and the ground using satellite data.  The higher the rates of water use, the more negative the evaporative stress index.  The two maps below show the maps for September 2 and September 8.    You can…
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National drought stories for August available from the National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, NE, has just released their monthly compendium of stories about drought across the US.  Many of these stories focus on the drought in California but other areas are also included.  You can read this newsletter and subscribe to it at http://drought.unl.edu/NewsOutreach/MonthlySummary/August2014DroughtandImpactSummary.aspx
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Game of golf adapts to changing climate

Scientific American posted an article recently describing how golf course managers are adapting to changing climates by picking different varieties of turf grasses that are more resilient to warmer temperatures.  The article points out that as far back as the 1970’s the USGA recognized that growing excellent turf grass with…
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