Plant conservation encouraged during drought

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With below average precipitation and above average temperatures in the forecast for the next several weeks, conservation of plant life is being encouraged.

The reason being, plants have an effect on the formulation of precipitation in the atmosphere through the process evapotranspiration. Lyon County Horticulturist Travis Carmichael explains.


As the water makes its way to the atmosphere it becomes a part of the water cycle, and if conditions are right, creates precipitation. Carmichael offers advice on how to ensure your plants are receiving the proper amount of hydration.


Carmichael also suggests watering earlier in the morning or in the evening when temperatures are lower to increase the amount of water that reaches the plants and reducing the amount that evaporates on the surface. For more information on the process of evapotranspiration or how to protect your plantlife contact Travis Carmichael at 620-341-3220.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:40

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