7/24/20 – Drought Monitor Report Underestimates Recent Dry Conditions

The area crop specialist says the latest drought monitor report may be underestimating the extent of dry conditions in parts of his district.

Joel De Jong says rainfall has been neighborhood dependent.

De Jong and other Extension Specialists are preparing a series of online seminars to discuss the drought and its impacts.

De Jong says corn and soybean crops in the northern part of his district aren’t as stressed as those further south because of a full subsoil moisture profile realized at the start of planting season.