April 17, 2014

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No precedent for future of this summer's crops


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Paulding County OSU Extension agent Jim Lopshire said that his conversation with a veteran farmer, near 90-years of age, a few days ago sums it all up in relation to perspective on this year’s drought crop.

“He said that the corn looks so funny. He told me that he’s never seen anything like it in 70-plus years of farming,” commented Lopshire. “I respect him greatly; if he’s never seen anything like this, I’m sure that I haven’t. It’s so widespread, I’ve seen corn tasseled out anywhere from waist high to shoulder high.”

Lopshire emphasized that the first thing to obviously look at is the lack of moisture for the year. He noted that 9.58 inches of rain has been recorded for the year through June at the Paulding wastewater treatment plant. In recent years, that total through the same period included 23.83 inches in 2008, 18.82 inches in 2009, 19.81 inches in 2010 and 21.78 inches last year.


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