Canadian wildfire smoke may last through the fall, but not expected to impact crop conditions

Smoke from Canadian wildfires could come and go through the fall, but ag meteorologists say that it is unlikely to have any major impact on crops.

Jeff Andersen with Michigan State University tells Brownfield Ag News past smoke events have been found to reduce solar radiation levels, but not by enough to be measurable.
He says that the current flow of the jet stream from east to west has been unusual which is why parts of, not only the U.S., but the world have seen some of the worst air quality levels recently.

Current projections are calling for warmer and wetter than normal conditions across the Great Lakes region.

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