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Understanding the historical probability of drought

ScienceDaily (January 30, 2013)

Understanding the historical probability of drought

ScienceDaily (January 30, 2013)

Droughts can severely limit crop growth, causing yearly losses of around $8 billion in the United States. But it may be possible to minimize those losses if farmers can synchronize the growth of crops with periods of time when drought is less likely to occur. Researchers from Oklahoma State University are working to create a reliable “calendar” of seasonal drought patterns that could help farmers optimize crop production by avoiding days prone to drought.

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The above story is based on materials provided by American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of.

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