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2012 Drought pictures and comments from
County Extension Agents around Kentucky

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Hardin county - Mr. Matt Adams - Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources 6/26/12

Hardin county: 6/26/12
Hardin county: 6/26/12
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Hardin county: 07/02/2012
Hardin county: 07/02/2012
Hardin county: 07/02/2012
Hardin county: 07/02/2012

Pictures here. provide by Dr. Stu Foster (May 24th thru July 27th) - State Climatologist


Kentucky Division of Water: Provided by Mr Edward Zimmer (07/30/12)1. 2.


Fayette county - Tom Priddy

Fayette co UK Campus 6/26/12:
UK Campus 7/02/12:
UK campus:7/18/12:
UK Campus 8/07/12:

McCracken county - Mr. Douglas Wilson - 6/26/12


McCracken county:
McCracken county:80 acre
popcorn field

McCracken
McCracken county:
McCracken county:80 acre popcorn field
McCracken
McCracken
McCracken county:
Yellow corn for grain
planted the same day

McCracken
McCracken county:Farmer dug a pond and installed a well to irrigate.
This tobacco has had only one and a half inch of rain, without irrigation it probably would not have survived until now.
McCracken county:Pigweed suffering
from heat stress not chemical spray.
Condition of fescue.

McCracken county - Kathryn "Kathy" Wimberley Horticulture Agent McCracken County Cooperative Extension - 7/25/12

McCracken county:Near Hwy 60
McCracken county:Near Hwy 60
McCracken county:Drought-stressed Dogwood
McCracken county:
McCracken county: Corn
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McCracken county: Corn
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McCracken county - Kathryn "Kathy" Wimberley Horticulture Agent 08/14/12

McCracken county:(08/14/12)
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McCracken county:(08/14/12)
McCracken county:August 2009
McCracken county:August 2009

From Dr. Chad Lee - 6/26/12 14:30 pm

Larue county: deep soil
Daviess county: irrigated
Daviess county: non-irrigated
Daviess county: irrigated & non-irrigated ears, same field


Crittenden county: Nancy D. Hunt, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent - 6/27/12

Crittenden county: Pond
Crittenden county: Drought stressed Corn
Crittenden county: Drought stressed Corn

07/09/2012 - Nancy Hunt Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

Crittenden Co. Pond:

Crittenden Co. Corn:

Drought-stressed corn:

07/20/2012 - Nancy Hunt Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

Pond: Some green-up of grasses 07/20/2012

Crittenden Co. Corn:

Drought-stressed corn:

07/26/2012 - Lyon Co: Susan Fox County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Caldwell county: Dr Lloyd Murdock - UK Extension Professor - 6/27/12

Pictures of corn in severe drought conditions. It was planted April 3 and has had 4.36 inches of rain since planted. The picture was taken on June 27. The soil is a fragipan soil that is about 22 inches deep to the fragipan the will not allow root development below 22 inches. The profile to the pan is completely dry. The tank is empty. The corn has tasseled and silked but not much fertilization took place. The few grains of corn that were fertilized will not develop if the 10 day forcast is true. It will be a complete failure.
Cladwell county:
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Cladwell county: Drought stressed beans

McCracken county: Mr. Rick Shanklin NWS Paducah Weather Office - 6/27/12

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Carlisle county: Carla Harper - Carlisle County Extension Agent 6/27/12

Carlisle county:
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Breathitt county: Mr. Shawn Harley - NWS Weather Office 6/28/12

Breathitt county: Drought-stress grass
Breathitt county: Pond
http://weather.uky.edu/drought2012/drought%20001.jpg

Franklin county: Mr. Keenan R. Bishop - Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 6/28/12

Franklin county: Dry creek
Franklin county: Pasture
Franklin county: Pasture
Franklin county: Grass
Franklin county: Grass

Franklin county: Kim Cowherd - Extension Agent for Horticulture 8/8/12

Franklin county:
Cumulonimbus with anvil top
Springfield Ky on the BG Parkway
Franklin county: 20 min later

Franklin county: Kim Cowherd - Extension Agent for Horticulture 8/14/12

Franklin county:
8/14/12
Franklin county:
8/14/12
Franklin county:
8/14/12
Franklin county:
August of 2009
Franklin county:
August of 2009

Oldham county: Traci Missun - Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 6/29/12

Fortunately, Oldham County has been blessed up until the last few weeks with better rainfall than most. One of our farmers on the south side of the county has a weather station and the year to date rainfall there is 21.29Ē http://www.weatherlink.com/user/kevinjeff/. Our crops are generally not showing drought stress symptoms yet but I expect they will soon. I talked to a market vegetable producer early this week and he was setting up to irrigate from a cistern.

Within the last week, lawn grasses have really started to show the impact of dry weather, especially on slopes, where soil is shallower, and where facing the intense afternoon sun with no shade. We are beginning to see some browning and crunchy grass in lawns. Pastures that were in decent shape in the spring and not overgrazed are still holding up, but I expect that to change if we donít get rain soon.

I sincerely hope I donít have any drought-stressed crop photos to send you this year. We have a 30% rain chance on Sunday so I plan to go outside and start my rain dance early that morning!

Lincoln county: Brooke Stone - Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 7/02/12

"Folks are normally fishing here."
Lincoln County: Dry creek
Lincoln County: Dry creek

Edmunson county: David Embrey - Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 7/02/12











All Edmunson county drought pictures (26 pics)

Ballard county: Tom Miller - Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 7/02/12

Ballard County: Double crop beans
Ballard County: Double crop
Ballard County: Stressed Corn

Hopkins county: Curtis Dame - Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 6/22/12

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Anderson Co. 07/05/2012 - Tom Priddy

Anderson Co. Pond,
near Hwy 127 1 mile south
of the BG:

Anderson Co. Pond,
After widespread last weekend:
07/18/12

Anderson Co. Pond,
Almost completely refilled:
08/07/2012


Nelson Co. 07/05/2012 - Rick Greenwell

The Nelson county extension agent sent this to me today. Nelson county is in central Kentucky... Tom, "Here is whatís going on drought wise in our County. Our early corn crop is a total loss, our 2nd crop beans are not germinating. We didnít have a full cutting of Spring hay and some people are already feeding hay. Those who can are irrigating tobacco but the question is, do they irrigate now and haul stock water later. "

Russell Co. 07/06/2012 - Dr Ken Seebold

Russell Co. Drought-stressed tobacco:


Marshall County:

Marshall County county: Lincoln W Martin - Marshall County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 7/05/12

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Breckinridge county 07/08/2012 - Carol Hinton Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

Breckinridge Co. Drought-stressed corn:
Ears of corn with very few kernels
pollinated and silks abundant

Co. Drought-stressed corn:
Full grown corn with no ears of
corn, 20 acres.

Co. Drought-stressed corn:
Full grown & no shoots

Co. Drought-stressed corn:
07/08/12

Breckinridge Co.:
Wet feet!



Caldwell county: 07/10/2012 - Dr. Doug Overhault Extension Professor

Crittenden Co.:


Campbell county: 07/19/2012 - Mr. Don Sorrell Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

Campbell Co.:
Notice the shape!


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