Helping Growers Mitigate Costly Droughts

Outlet: University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences

June 18, 2014

The Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, or ARID, used more than 100 years of climate data to reasonably predict drought levels in crops on several farms in Florida & Georgia. Scientists say its implications are far wider. If growers know when their crops need the most water, they can plant accordingly, said one researcher.