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Illinois: July Soil Temperatures Warmer Than Normal

Illinois: July Soil Temperatures Warmer Than Normal

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Soil temperatures are above normal in mid-July, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Soil temperatures at depths of 4 inches

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: How Will Hot Weather Impact Crops?

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: How Will Hot Weather Impact Crops?

👤By Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Water and temperature affect many crop processes simultaneously ranging from crop growth, development, photosynthesis, respiration, water transpiration, grain fill, and nutrient cycling. The magnitude of high temperature or drought stress depends also on the stage of the crop. Another factor

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Drought Outlook: Improvements  Expected for Eastern Dakotas, Southern Plains

Drought Outlook: Improvements Expected for Eastern Dakotas, Southern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jul 20, 2017

The latest ENSO Advisory favors ENSO-neutral conditions into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18 (50-55% chance). In addition, this period (summer into fall) is notoriously difficult to predict due to variable summertime convection and the wild card Atlantic hurricane season. Furthermore,

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Drought Monitor: Extreme Heat, Dryness Continue to Ravage Northern Plains

Drought Monitor: Extreme Heat, Dryness Continue to Ravage Northern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Heim, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Summary An upper-level ridge of high pressure dominated the western contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. The ridge inhibited precipitation and kept temperatures warmer than normal across much of the West. Weekly mean temperatures were as

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North Dakota: 4 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

North Dakota: 4 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In response to a request from Brian Haugen, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in North Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Dickey, Kidder, McHenry and Sheridan counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas

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South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Faulk, Hyde and Sully counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due

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Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension

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South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Making Cropping Decisions After Hail Storms

South Dakota Corn, Soybeans: Making Cropping Decisions After Hail Storms

👤By Sara Berg, South Dakota State University Agronomist 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Recent hail storms have brought crop injury in isolated parts of South Dakota. We always hope the old ‘white combine’ adage does not come true, but there is no stopping mother nature. For those effected by serious hail damage, sometimes

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Flint on Crops: Cloudy Weather Affects Crops – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Cloudy Weather Affects Crops – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Our weather pattern has shifted significantly from almost daily rainfall and overcast conditions to a predominantly sunlight situation with scattered showers punctuated by a few short periods of heavy rainfall that our crops need since their root systems were not

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Georgia Weather: Wet Summer Seems Likely

Georgia Weather: Wet Summer Seems Likely

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia County Extension Agent 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The outlook for July and beyond shows that there is a continued chance of above normal rainfall for the next month, although that abates somewhat later in summer.

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