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An August 30, 2012 map detailing the precipitation over Georgia since Aug. 22. CAES News
Hurricane Isaac
Forecasters initially projected that rains from Hurricane Isaac could erase or at least put a large dent in Georgia’s drought, but the state has seen little relief.
Dr. Mike Lacy, department head, University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science CAES News
High corn costs
Severe drought in the Midwest corn-belt is driving up poultry feed costs in Georgia. Economists and poultry industry experts predict corn costs will increase 50 percent in 2012 compared to typical years. Some economists say corn prices could double by the end of the summer.
Agricultural climatologist Pam Knox's office is filled with volumes of old weather observations. These book contain the original hand written weather statistics from Atlanta in the beginning of the 20th century. CAES News
Agriculture and climate
Farmers can’t control when drought, a late freeze or violent crop-wrenching storms will affect their fields, but they can be prepared when those disasters come knocking.
UGA soil scientists Leticia Sonon and David Kissel recently traveled to Haiti to help set up a soil-testing lab and to teach several teachers and school officials how use the equipment.
Haitian agriculture expert Eddy-Jean Etienne, far left in front, traveled to Athens in March to train with Kissel and Sonon, so that he could help supervise the lab. CAES News
Haiti Soil Lab
The new soil-testing lab at the Zanmi Agricol Learning Center Fritz Lafontant in Corporant, Haiti isn’t sophisticated.B but it works, and that’s enough to change the lives of many Haitian farmers.
Areas of north Georgia affected by Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012 CAES News
June weather
In spite of record-setting high temperatures at the end of the month, June was slightly cooler than normal in Georgia. Rainfall across the state varied greatly as Tropical Storm Debby dumped more than 10 inches on the southern half, but left north Georgia dry.
This map shows the amount of precipitation in Georgia in May 2012. Click on "view image" to see an enlarged version of the map. CAES News
Extra-warm May
Weather conditions in May continued this year's trend of above-normal temperatures in Georgia with some areas seeing higher than normal rainfall and other areas still experiencing drought conditions.
Eddy-Jean Etienne working in the Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab in Athens. CAES News
High-tech help for Haiti's farmers
Haitian farmers have toiled for more than a century to grow crops in the nation’s notoriously ravaged farmlands. A new soil-testing lab, scheduled to open in June, should help farmers in Haiti improve their yields.
Drought in Georgia
Extreme drought conditions now cover most of Georgia south of the mountains. Extreme drought is the next-to-highest drought category. All counties in Georgia are now classified as being in moderate, severe or extreme drought.
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
Food Safety
When severe weather threatens, preparing before the storm hits can help you keep your food and water safe.
Roofs and walls were blown from masonary block cabins at Pirkle Campground in Spalding County, Ga., by a tornado that struck the area on May 28, 2011. CAES News
Hurricane resources
For information on how to prepare for severe weather, look into these resources.