Near-seasonal pattern across much of the Heartland
August 14, 2019 By Greg Soulje Filed Under: Uncategorized
Across the Corn Belt, near- or below-normal
temperatures continue to benefit reproductive to filling corn and soybeans,
although significant developmental delays remain a concern as the end of summer
approaches. By August 11, more than one-fifth of the corn was not yet silking
in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
On the Plains, temperatures have fallen to near-normal
levels in Texas, accompanied by a few showers and thunderstorms. However, many
rain-fed crops on the southern Plains are still in need of rain. Meanwhile, dry
but unusually cool weather over the northern Plains favors small grain
In the South, scattered showers and warm, humid
conditions are maintaining generally favorable conditions for immature summer
crops. Early Wednesday, some of the heaviest showers are occurring across the
Deep South, in the central and eastern Gulf Coast regions.
In the West, a hot, dry weather regime is reducing topsoil moisture and increasing stress on some rangeland and pastures. However, the conditions also favor Northwestern winter and spring wheat harvesting.
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