Some crops impacted negatively by extended dry, hot weather

Because of a lack of rainfall and extreme heat during critical growth stages, it is common to find small and poorly pollinated ears of corn in Simpson County this year.

About a month-long combination of dry, hot weather that began in early June and continued through early July had a negative impact on some Simpson County crops.

“In Kentucky, the most limiting factor for our crops is rainfall, the lack of rainfall, typically in the summer months,” Simpson County Extension Agent for Agriculture Jason Phillips said during an interview with Brian Davis for WFKN radio (1220 AM).

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