Immature Crops Survive Northern Corn Belt Frost

September 23, 2013 04:13 AM
 
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Immature corn and soybeans survived scattered frost in the northern Corn Belt this weekend because temperatures did not drop enough to do damage, USDA reports.

(Click here to read Crop Comments from farmers throughout the U.S.)

Late-season warmth and generally dry conditions are expected across much of the central and eastern U.S. this week. Rain is occurring in the northern Plains, while dry conditions are making room for winter-wheat planting and harvesting in the southern Plains.

Scattered showers are expected in the southeast, with more than 1" possible locally. Wetter-than-normal conditions are anticipated in Texas and areas from the Mississippi Valley to the northern Mid-Atlantic.

Click here to read the full USDA weather report. 
 

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