Dealing with the Drought – Extension Resources
Dane County and southern Wisconsin are now in drought conditions that rival those of 1988. These conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural.
Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as they struggle to meet commitments, and for livestock farmers who require large amounts of quality feed and forage. Urban residents wonder what to do about their lawns, gardens and trees. Everyone is concerned about heat exhaustion.
While University of Wisconsin-Extension cannot do anything about the rain, there are choices to be made about capturing as much gain as possible from drought-affected acres, making decisions about herd management and knowing how to avoid heat stress.
UW-Extension has just established a centralized resource for dealing with the Drought of 2012. Please click HERE for the latest information.