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They say it is observed in the Low Countries (I know not in what part) that every five and thirty years, the same kind and suit of years and weathers come about again; as great frosts, great wet, great droughts, warm winters, summers with little heat, and the like; and they call it the Prime.
Climate plays an important part in determining the average numbers of a species, and periodical seasons of extreme cold or drought, I believe to be the most effective of all checks.
He had the best place in the garden--warm, sunny, and sheltered; his holes were prepared with the tenderest care; he was given the most dainty mixture of compost, clay, and manure; he was watered assiduously all through the drought when more willing flowers got nothing; and he refused to do anything but look black and shrivel.
He's lived in the valley since Fifty-three, and he says there's never been a failure of crops on account of drought.
Finding my first seed did not grow, which I easily imagined was by the drought, I sought for a moister piece of ground to make another trial in, and I dug up a piece of ground near my new bower, and sowed the rest of my seed in February, a little before the vernal equinox; and this having the rainy months of March and April to water it, sprung up very pleasantly, and yielded a very good crop; but having part of the seed left only, and not daring to sow all that I had, I had but a small quantity at last, my whole crop not amounting to above half a peck of each kind.
The crops upon Mars are always uniform, for there are no droughts, no rains, no high winds, and no insects, or destroying birds.
It is a vale whose acquaintance is best made by viewing it from the summits of the hills that surround it--except perhaps during the droughts of summer.
The lessons learnt from those droughts have meant that infrastructure has become much more resilient to drought conditions and may be one reason why drought isnt all that high on the public agenda unless theres a hosepipe ban.
For the first time in more than five years, Texas is not in a drought.
July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today lifted the drought watch declaration for 37 counties throughout Pennsylvania, based on recommendations from the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force.
As of this week, emergency drought conditions had been declared in more than half of Oregon's counties.
Drought stress in the reproductive growth stages during grain filling is most important yield-limiting factor in maize in western North Dakota and eastern Montanta.