drought http://wrvo.org en Nature's Viewpoints on Drought http://wrvo.org/post/natures-viewpoints-drought-0 <p>In this archived broadcast from July, 15, 1988, John Weeks talks about how drought is bad for some plants compared to others. Drought has its cycles and it happens in nature. He talks about how this year it's a dry year and you see the plants changing based on the weather. He also talks about a study he did where many nests were flooded.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 John Weeks 53710 at http://wrvo.org Dry weather means fewer mosquitos in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/dry-weather-means-fewer-mosquitos-central-new-york <p>Though the dry weather is causing hardships for some, there is at least one benefit -- mosquito populations are down in central New York.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:09:22 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23156 at http://wrvo.org Dry weather threatens hay, corn crops http://wrvo.org/post/dry-weather-threatens-hay-corn-crops <p>The hot, dry weather is taking a toll on crops in the region. Scattered heavy rains have brought some relief to some areas, but overall, production of field crops like hay and corn is suffering. In the North Country, it&#39;s been decades since the area experienced a summer so dry.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:21:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 22773 at http://wrvo.org Nature's Viewpoints on Drought http://wrvo.org/post/natures-viewpoints-drought While we like to assign value to weather conditions, such as considering a drought being bad, John Weeks explains that in nature extreme weather is simply part of a cycle. He discusses how it is the extremes in climate that determine what vegetation grows. Drought is a gift to some life and a distraction to others. Locally, dry years are extremely beneficial to pheasants and wetland nesting birds. Originally aired July 15, 1988. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:52:47 +0000 John Weeks 22769 at http://wrvo.org Central NY farmers worry about dry weather http://wrvo.org/post/central-ny-farmers-worry-about-dry-weather <p>New York isn&#39;t officially in a drought, but it&#39;s certainly been a dry summer so far in upstate New York.&nbsp; Farmers aren&#39;t pushing the panic button just yet, but they are watching the skies.<br /><br /> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:17:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22668 at http://wrvo.org Central NY farmers worry about dry weather