July 18, 2007 | By: Aimee Nielson
LEXINGTON, KY.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms recently provided many Kentucky locations with measurable rainfall, with the south central section of the state receiving locally heavy rainfall of 2 to 3 inches. Still, the majority of the state continues in severe hydrologic drought. In response, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has appointed a quick response team to put together a drought information Web site.

The team is made up of county extension agents and extension specialists who are working to provide information and decision aids to assist farmers, homeowners and others in dealing with the impacts of the drought.

The major categories of information on the site include crops, livestock and forages, weather, weeds, pests and disease problems, home conservation, horticulture/home landscape, turf for sport fields, forestry and resource personnel.

Extension agents are available in every county to assist and help Kentuckians use the information on the site . 

For specific drought and climate-related questions, the UK Ag Weather Center offers a Web site for users to ask the expertsUsers may also browse other questions and answers archived on the site.

Contact: 

Charlene Jacobs, 859-257-7484, Tom Priddy, 859-257-3000, ext. 245