Southeast Michigan crops faring well

The President of the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee says crop stands are faring well, but more rain is needed in the next week.

Laurie Isley tells Brownfield it’s been more than a week since the last rain event on her Lenawee County farm.  “We had about a half an inch a little over a week ago and would really like to have a little bit more.  We’re somewhat dry, but there are some areas in the county that have had a significant amount of rain—it’s been very spotty.”  Isley says this week, they’re be focused on scouting for weed resistance and other crop issues arising from the dry conditions.

Last week the U.S. Drought Monitor listed 13 percent of Michigan abnormally dry, mainly in Southwest and West Michigan. It was the first time this year the state reported drought conditions.

A little less than a third of the Midwest is rated abnormally to moderately dry as of June 13th.

AUDIO: Interview with Laurie Isley

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