Smokey Crops

The recent days with smoke in the air has meant numerous questions about what if any impact the smoke has on crops.  There have been studies on dust from gravel roads that I have read and those studies found minimal if any impact on the crops.  Plus, this summer has been quite sunny which wouldn’t be a surprised to anyone considering how dry the summer has been.  Meaning, incoming solar radiation has been more prevalent than most summers and the days the smoke has limited solar radiation would be less than most summers with cloudy days.  Overall, I wouldn’t expect the smoke to have had much of an impact on crops this summer.

Daryl Ritchison