Drought Conditions, High Temps Could Threaten Corn Harvest

(Aberdeen, SD) — Farmers are excited as temperatures are expected to cool down this weekend. But last week’s heat, reaching 100 degrees in some areas, might have already done some damage to this year’s corn harvest. According to State Climatologist Laura Edwards, the combination of dry conditions and high temps could impact the pollen production of corn, which was at its peak the past few weeks. Farmers say if the drought worsens, corn harvest may not be as bountiful. They won’t know the full effects until later in the season.

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