being that it's been bone dry here, i think there's no doubt going to effect harvest here.
Very dry across the border here in Ohio too. Most of the berries of the wild seng has turned red and/or dropped (and gotten planted by me) and a lot of them are turning yellow already. I'm not digging this year but still trying to protect the plants on my woods by planting berries and topping plants if all the berries have ripened, so as to hide from would-be poachers. Last year where I dug on a nearby farmer's woods, I was seeing seng with berries well into the first month of season and I didn't get started digging until a week into season. This year it looks like they will be gone or nearly all gone by the first of season.