Droughtresources.unl.eduis a one-stop Web site from the University of Nebraska (UNL) designed to provide timely, unbiased information to help manage the drought conditions experienced this year. The site features practical advice to help citizens deal with the drought.

Also available on the site is a list of UNL Extension drought specialists sorted by region and topic to answer specific questions in your region. It is available at http://droughtresources.unl.edu/contact-drought-experts.

Sen. Mike Johanns, who was briefed by university experts on the drought earlier this year, praised UNL for its leadership during this difficult time.

“(In August), you folks put together a drought briefing for me, and we had some of the best people in the university system around the table giving me this briefing,” Johanns said. “And I was so pleased by the quality of the people that were there in their understanding of row crop problems, range problems, just the whole gamut of drought issues, and I think whatever we can do to support those people and build that capacity will pay huge, huge dividends for our state in the future.”

The Web site features information on a host of topics – from information for use on farms and ranches, to home tips for managing lawns, gardens and more. The site is regularly updated and focused on helping people in Nebraska and across the drought-stricken United States. 

UNL Associate Extension Dean Kathleen Lodl said the site provides relevant, timely, fact-based information.

“UNL Extension has a deep wealth of research-based, unbiased expertise, and our new Web site will give Nebraskans quick, easy access to that expertise,” Lodl said.

Please refer any inquiries about the 2012-13 drought, this Web site or how to attach this link to Lisa Jasa at (402) 472-7981.