An ag meteorologist expects a heatwave over the weekend to help speed up crop maturity.
Michigan state climatologist Jeff Andresen tells Brownfield late-planted crops and those impacted by the drought early this year have been developing slower than average for much of the season.
“Do we have enough warmth here to finish up the crop to get the maturity before the end of the season?” he questions. “We’ll cross fingers and hopefully say yes, but there is a real chance that we could see killing freeze for some of that crop or it might not come late enough to prevent the maybe ending the season.”
Andresen says the coming days are expected to become warmer and more humid into the weekend with temperatures north of 90 degrees for several days.