Start Date

18-11-1998 12:00 AM

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I've said it before ... "weather (environment) significantly influences crop growth and development." The 1998 growing season certainly provided us with an ample supply of environmental conditions that affected (both positively and negatively) crop growth and development. Too cool, too warm, too wet, too dry, high winds, hail. .. all played significant roles in influencing the 1998 crop. However, given all the adverse conditions that occurred throughout the season, the crop still managed to "weather" them pretty well and yields have been remarkably good considering all factors. Let's take a look at what happened during the 1998 growing season and attempt to explain the "good" and the "bad."

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Nov 18th, 12:00 AM

The 1998 Growing Season in Review

I've said it before ... "weather (environment) significantly influences crop growth and development." The 1998 growing season certainly provided us with an ample supply of environmental conditions that affected (both positively and negatively) crop growth and development. Too cool, too warm, too wet, too dry, high winds, hail. .. all played significant roles in influencing the 1998 crop. However, given all the adverse conditions that occurred throughout the season, the crop still managed to "weather" them pretty well and yields have been remarkably good considering all factors. Let's take a look at what happened during the 1998 growing season and attempt to explain the "good" and the "bad."