How Does Your Garden Grow? State Crops Doing Better, But Later.

July 15, 2013

"Because this year we could not plant at the right time, we will not be reaching our full potential."

George Silva, MSU Extension Service

An early thaw, a late freeze, and a hot, dry summer really hurt Michigan farmers last year. Temperatures have been more normal this year, but it’s also been wet. There was flooding in the Grand Rapids area in the spring, and now a little heat wave is coming this week. George Silva is an agriculture specialist with Michigan State University’s Extension Service. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that a rainy season has its ups and downs. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

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