The ‘D . . . . .’ Word is Back

– Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County

Despite a month of wet weather in the Spring that wreaked havoc with hay quality and stymied early rowcrop progress, the ‘D’ word (drought) is returning to many midwest conversations. When you take a look at the current Palmer Drought Index, you find that much of northeastern Ohio is classified as ‘moderate drought.’ Furthermore, USDA reports that 39% of Ohio’s top soils are classified as ‘Short-Very Short’ on moisture. Or, simply look out the window Continue reading