Lessons from the summer drought of 2012

With most farms hurting, this is a good time to reflect on what happened and how to avoid it in the future


By the time you read this, the cropping season of 2012 will be pretty much done except for assessing the drought damages.  As I write in late July, however, the corn is just tasselling and the soybeans are flowering while we are in the middle of record-breaking heat and dryness with no sign of significant relief in the long-range forecast.

Better Farming - October 2012