Michigan crops are suffering

Crop educators said 6F6A1301 (1)dry weather is taking a toll on a number of crops in Central and Northern Michigan.

Paul Gross is a field crops educator with MSU Extension.

He said as we head into late summer, the wheat crop is doing well. Other crops, like corn, barley, and oats, not so much.

“We’re really in the past week -even though our temperatures have cooled a little bit . Our crops in this area in Northern Michigan are really starting to suffer. Really starting to get concerned that we’re losing yield everyday.”

Gross said a field crop report shows the average rain amount is down by as much as 5-7 inches compared to the five year average.

A field crop report in the Upper Peninsula showed crops like alfalfa are suffering too.