Drought impacting crops in parts of Iowa


Drought impacting crops in parts of Iowa

Iowa State Climatologist Dr. Justin Glisan says July has been a challenging month for the state’s crops.

“We’ve noticed pineapple corn in the morning and flipped over soybean leaves,” he said. “Instead of those emerald, green fields you see that grey color. Moisture stress is popping out, especially given the hotter temperatures that we’ve seen.”

He tells Brownfield the short-term outlook through the beginning of August shows some relief from the heat. “And then near-normal to slightly elevated shots at wetter-than-normal conditions,” Glisan said.

Glisan says the more extreme drought conditions continue to be located in the northwestern corner of the state.