Extension experts warn some of the state’s corn crop could fall victim to the hot, dry weather this week. The crop is now in a stage of pollination. Officials say excessive heat at this point in the season can affect corn yield for the year.
Agriculture experts worry the current drought and heat wave conditions in the state are not good for the corn crop. Jonathan Kleinjan is a crop production associate at SDSU.
“Heat in itself is not necessarily a big problem, it’s when you’re hot and dry at the same time," says Kleinjan.