As fall approaches, farmers are preparing to harvest their crops, but corn growers in the state might be disappointed in their yields this year.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
Purdue University officials say farmers should monitor for gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and the bacterial disease Goss‘s wilt.
Corn and soybean prices are predicted to drop this year because farmers are expected to have higher yields.
Nearly 80 percent of Indiana's corn has been rated good or excellent.
A computer simulation of the corn belt shows corn yields are likely to decline over the next several decades.
The effect of last summer's drought on livestock around the state could be felt for several more years, says one economist.
With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.
High corn prices and low supply caused by the 2012 drought have prompted some farmers in the Southeast to consider planting more corn.
Two of Indiana's largest ethanol plants have recently shut down because of a rapid increase in corn prices.