Corn and soybeans are losing the battle with drought. Severe soil moisture deficiencies have built up over the past 2 months with ongoing dryness. Even a 1-inch rain is not enough to stem the tide of deterioration, soaking readily into parched fields. Drought is always knocking on the door.
Many crop areas of the Midwest have accrued a 4-6 inch moisture deficit in the past 60 days. That equates to less than half of normal. Much of this period also was very hot, increasing transpiration, water lost through pores in plant leaves, and causing worse drought stress... subscribers continue to full story...