Indiana crops stressed by another hot week


Indiana crops stressed by another hot week

Another week of hot, dry conditions is stressing crops in Indiana.

The latest weekly crop report from USDA says the average temperature for the week was nearly 75 degrees, above two degrees above normal for the state.

Soil moisture levels are decreasing with only 42 percent of topsoil rated adequate to surplus.

Corn condition ratings declined to 59 percent good to excellent, and soybeans are 61 percent good to excellent.

The warm weather helped advance winter wheat harvest to 32 percent, and the first cutting of alfalfa is almost complete with the second cutting 28 percent done.