A surge of hot weather is hitting the state this week with temperatures reaching into the 90s and even the 100s in some places. This is expected to help farmers with their row crops. Because some crops got in later and cooler conditions this summer, crops are a little behind in development. But rain is needed to fill in pods in soybeans and grain fill in corn. According to most accounts, pollination has been good, but now those crops need moisture in the next few weeks. South Dakota State University Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards discusses what the warm and dry conditions mean for crops as farmers approach the fall season.
Hot Weather Entering South Dakota
By Nathan Puhl • Aug 20, 2013