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Corn+Soybean Digest

Hot Weather Puts Soybean Crop at Risk

The soybean crop in the Midwest may be stressed by high temperatures next week.

According to Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler, dry and hot weather will move into the region next week, bringing the hottest temperatures so far for the year.

Mohler says that Missouri, Iowa and Illinois would have three to five days with temperatures reaching into the middle to upper 90s.

According to Mohler, soybeans experience their greatest need for moisture in August when they go through the pod-filling stage.

There may be some relief from the heat moving into next weekend, but Mohler says that break might not be found as far south as Missouri.

Corn crops may also be impacted by the heat.

According to an article in the Washington Post, the price of soybeans has climbed in recent days because of fears of crop damage.

Carroll, IA, will record temperatures in 90s over the next week and Galesburg, IL, is expected to hit 95 degrees by next Friday.

Crystal Lake, IL, will have slightly cooler temperatures due to its proximity to Lake Michigan.

In Missouri, Moberly will be humid with bright sunshine and temperatures climbing to 94° F on Wednesday. Cameron, MO, will have similar conditions, with the forecast predicting highs up to 94° F on Tuesday, then a slight dip on Wednesday and Thursday before climbing back into the mid-90s over the weekend.

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