Apr 17, 2014
Home| Contact Us| Sign UpLogin
 

Warming Needed To Boost Soil Temps

April 15, 2013
By: Julianne Johnston, Pro Farmer Digital Managing Editor


The following content was provided by meteorologist Gail Martell of MartellCropProjections.com: 

 

Unseasonably Cold in Midwest Corn Belt

Abnormal cold persisted last week in the northern United States and Canadian prairies, perpetuating worries about spring planting delays. On the positive side strong warming developed last week in the Eastern Midwest corn states Indiana and Ohio. This is a bright spot in an otherwise threatening cold spring. Corn planting delays are certain in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska where wave train of polar air masses have occurred this spring. Corn seeds need 52 F to germinate. Iowa soil temperatures April 14 were 37-40 F, the top U.S. corn state. Warming of frozen fields has been painfully slow, though soil temperatures have warmed up 7 degrees F since April 1.

April 14 Soil Temperatures

See Comments

RELATED TOPICS: croptour

 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:



Information to help you               make great decisions

Land management

Track your local input prices.

Risk management strategies