The Goodnight Report for May 27, 2009

Published on: 16:34PM May 27, 2009
Kansas wheat deteriorated sharply last week due to windy, hot conditions and desperately needs rain to maximize yield potential. Prospects had been steadily improving on increased rainfall earlier this spring, but a favorable high yield near 45 bushel per acre yield is no longer possible.

View full report: Kansas Wheat Production Estimate Shrinking

Thunderstorms are expected to fire up along a slow-moving cool front in central and eastern Illinois overnight, bringing a chance for heavy rainfall to adjacent areas of Indiana also. A warm, humid atmosphere is ripe for showers. The cool front will push east into Indiana and Ohio, producing a 60-70% chance for thunderstorms beginning tonight and continuing Thursday.

View full report: Three to Four Days of Drying Time in Illinois, Indiana After Showers Exit

A slew of southern states are too wet for planting, causing 1-2 week delays in the soybean planting campaign. Seeding progress is especially slow in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. Soybean planting made better progress in Mississippi and Louisiana, before tropical rains doused the Deep South on the holiday weekend.

View full report: Slow Progress in Southern Soybeans Contributing to US Planting Delays

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