Early Harvest Weather Recap
The transition into late summer and early fall weather has been a wild ride with one common theme for the state of Illinois – it has been dry.
Most of the state has seen anywhere between 10-60 percent of normal precipitation in the last 30 days leading into the first week of October, making this one of the top 10 driest ends to the growing season on record. Thankfully, the drier conditions for the last 45 days did not bring untimely heat stress, which prevented losses to corn and soybean crops. [Read more…]