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J. Scott Angle, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Georgia drought deepens
After breathing a sigh of relief for the past few years, many Georgians are once again facing extreme drought conditions, which threaten to intensify during the summer.
Green pecans grow on a tree in South Georgia. CAES News
Dry orchards
Drought continues to suppress Georgia agriculture, particularly in southwest Georgia, the hub of the state’s pecan production. It could turn what was expected to be an “on” year into an “off” one for pecan growers.
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Exceptional drought
Drought conditions continue to intensify across most of Georgia. Since the end of May, conditions in the southern two-thirds of the state have deteriorated from extreme to exceptional drought, the highest drought category. Portions of northwest Georgia have now entered moderate drought conditions.
Mitchell County farmer Kyle Pollock, left, and Mitchell County UGA Cooperative Extension agent Rad Yager, right, look over one of Pollock's cotton fields wiped out by the extreme drought that has covered the area for more than two months. CAES News
No rain
The cotton seedling tried. But after sending its root more than five inches deep into the parched dirt, searching for moisture, it gave up and died.
Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Advice for Georgia cattle producers
Georgia is locked in the grip of a severe drought. Most of the state’s pasture and hayfields are in poor to very poor conditions. Many livestock producers are struggling to feed their herds. In Tifton, Ga., June 20, University of Georgia specialists will discuss ways cattlemen can deal with drought.
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Record heat
The heat was on. Rain was scarce, and drought expanded across Georgia in May. The state got a reprieve from the waves of severe weather, which swept through in April, but scattered wind and hail damage did occur.
Three participants in the 2010 UGA Turfgrass Field Day take a break from the heat to hydrate and cool off. CAES News
Hotter, drier summer
Through at least the middle of August, most of Georgia will likely be warmer and drier than normal. The weather outlook for the mountain counties is less certain.
Stream flows across south Georgia, like that of the Kinchafoonee Creek in Lee County, are near record low for this time of year as drought worsens across the region. CAES News
Drought grows
Drought conditions worsened across most of Georgia during May. With well-below-normal rain and temperatures routinely in the 90s, soils continued to dry. The southern half of the state is being hit the hardest.
Debris litters the ground and a partial foundation is all that remains where a mobile home once stood in the unincorporated area of Rio in Spalding County, Ga. A tornado hit the area in the early hours of April 28, 2011. CAES News
Tough April weather
Three separate waves of severe storms ripped through Georgia last month. Warmer-than-normal temperatures may have contributed to the development of these severe episodes. But most of the state, except far-northern counties, remains drier than normal.
Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
No relief
The drought conditions now gripping the southern two-thirds of Georgia are expected to last through the summer, with a chance conditions could worsen through at least the middle of August.