Crops Stopped Growing this Week
A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops.
At an Ag Lunch and Learn in Keokuk today, Climatologist from the ISU Extension and Outreach, Elwynn Taylor, said once it reaches a certain temperature, crops stop growing….
“My corn won’t grow if the temperature is below 50 degrees and it won’t grow if it’s above 92. Temps above 92 always hurts our crop whether its corn or beans. I mention that because we’ve been above 92 in this state for a few days in a row.”
Taylor said by Tuesday, we should start seeing some relief from the heat.