Iowa drought webinars to begin next week
With most of western Iowa experiencing some form of drought, specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and USDA to offer a series of drought webinars.
Organizers say the webinars will focus on development of drought in western Iowa, the expectation for continued hot and dry weather, and impacts on row crops and forages. They say attendees will be able to better manage livestock and drought-stressed forages, prepare for use of alternative forages, understand important crop insurance and marketing decisions, and plan for harvest of a drought-stressed crop.
According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half of Iowa is considered “abnormally dry” and nearly 40 percent of the state is in moderate to severe drought, with the worst conditions in the west central portion of Iowa.
The first webinar is on July 30th. For more information, click here.