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Corn, Soybeans Most Affected By Drought

Last updated on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

(WEST LAYETTE) - Dry weather continues to affect crops across the state, and it soon could reach a danger point.

Purdue Assistant Professor of Agronomy Shaun Castee, says corn and soybeans are most affected. He says there's more flexibility with soybeans so there's still time to recover if it rains. Castee says it's probably more critical in the next 10 to 14 days for corn.

Casteel says soybeans are heartier than corn when it comes to a lack of rain. He says if the drought conditions continue, corn could have fewer seeds or the ears will be shorter. He says irrigation just doesn't make up for a lack of rain.

The National Weather Service reports Thursday is next chance for rain in some parts of the state, but it's less than a 50/50 shot.

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