Fish Crowding and Pond Imbalance

In a drought, sport fish in ponds can be concentrated to the point at which predator (largemouth bass) and prey (bream) are literally side-by-side one another. Throughout this process, bluegill and other prey fish populations are often decimated by bass.…

Opportunities for Pond Renovation: Docks, Structures and Cover

Remediation – Docks, Cover, and Structure The chance to more easily replace or create a dock, structure and cover in recreational fish ponds is another ‘positive’ brought on by drought. If fishing is a point of interest, then having areas…

Fish Kills During Droughts

During a drought, the phones of Alabama Extension county offices will ring with reports of fish kills. These kills happen for two primary reasons: low water that creates crowding and poor water quality or oxygen depletions from over-fertilization and/or excessive weed…

Financially Dealing with Drought: When Your Income Drops, Take Control

No amount of money or planning can guarantee that your family will not go through a disaster at some point. Disaster comes in many forms and can vary in the severity of its effect on your family. Disaster can strike…

Debt Management for Farmers In Times of Drought

Auburn, Alabama — As severe drought continues in Alabama, many farmers  feel added stress and anxiety about their financial future. “Learning positive money management techniques can help farmers and their families adapt to tough economic times,” says Rick Zapata, a regional…

Finance Woes Due to Drought May Cause Trickle Down Anxiety Effect on Children

Many news broadcasts carry reports of the economic squeeze due to drought conditions on America’s farmers, resulting in a ripple effect on sometimes unforgotten victims: children. Children may worry about their parents’ jobs, wondering whether their parents will have money…