With low soil moisture going into the growing season, crops will depend on what water falls from the sky.
Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist, gave a dry weather alert June 8 in the weekly MU agronomy teleconference.
This year, Columbia recorded the driest five months, January to May, since 1992, Guinan said.
However, this year has recorded more cool, cloudy weather in May and higher humidity. That lowers