La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) - July was the hottest summer on record and with very little rain, it has caused problems for some farmers. The drought-like conditions haven't affected all areas of the state the same. Low-lying land and heavier soils have been able to hold some moisture, but not all farms have those favorable conditions.
Steve Huntzicker, the La Crosse county UW Extension Agriculture Agent says, soil moisture has been depleted quite a bit. That, he says, will lead to different land management decisions in the coming seasons.
Steve said, "I think the biggest thing right now is the help of trying to find additional forages or feeds if producers are really looking for that. Ways to try to carry a crop a little later into a season than we may normally do."
Huntzicker says farmers may look into covering crops to retain as much moisture as possible in their soil and to keep the soil in place in highly errodable areas.
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