WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Hot weather is creating plenty of Indiana sweet
corn from irrigated farms, but a Purdue University expert says the drought
might shrink the supply over the long term.
Purdue Extension horticulture specialist Liz Maynard says high temperatures
cause sweet corn to mature faster. Plantings that would normally take about
another week to mature are ready now.
But Maynard says farmers without irrigation are likely to have serious
losses in yields, and even irrigation might not provide enough water for a