“Hot and dry” are two words that really sum up our growing conditions. Wheat is being forced into maturity, and row crops are really starting to show moisture stress. I went for a crop tour on Saturday and, at times, I thought I was driving through the pineapple fields on Maui. Some corn fields are rolling their leaves and have taken on a different tone of green that reminds me of the drive through the Hawaii countryside. Other fields of corn and soybeans on heavier soils still look pretty good; corn that is showing defensive signs of stress would be helped considerably with a nice rain. This week’s weather forecast calls for more hot temps, hovering around 90 with a couple chances of rain. Keep your fingers crossed!
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