Spring Crops Benefitted from May Rains, More Heat Needed – DTN May 21, 2021

🕔May 21, 2021
May’s chilly start wasn’t welcomed by many this spring. Cool soils slowed emergence, stymied pre-plant herbicides and took a toll on young crop stands. But by golly, cereal crops were […]

Plains Winter Wheat Mostly Escaped Freeze Damage – DTN May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
The winter wheat crop mostly escaped disaster from a late-April freeze in the Central and Southern Great Plains, though reports of isolated damage have surfaced. Record- or near-record-low temperatures were […]

Midwest: Weather Gives Planting the Cold Shoulder – DTN Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
“Send it” may be a popular phrase when it comes to planting, but this week, many farmers across the Midwest are contemplating whether they should “park it” for a few […]

Farm Family Shares Lessons Learned from Derecho Damage – DTN Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
Some people chase storms. The Stalzer family are starting to wonder if they attract them. The Haverhill, Iowa, farmers spent $150,000 to rebuild grain bins after a 2011 derecho. If […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Derecho Residue Management Tips – DTN Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
Corn residue management could be more challenging this spring in fields affected by last summer’s derecho. But there are steps farmers can take to minimize residue issues before and during […]

Midwest Weather: Dry Forecast Continues – DTN Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
If drought predictions issued March 18 verify, the record-setting rain and snow event across the western and southern Plains during the March 12-14 weekend may not have a long shelf […]

Weather: La Nina Dryness Forecast for Spring – DTN Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the USDA Midwest Climate Hub have drought in focus for much of the central region of the United States through […]

Midwest Soybeans: Early Planting – Is It Worth the Risk? – DTN Nov 13, 2020

🕔Nov 13, 2020
Farmers aren’t ready to give early-planted soybeans the cold shoulder after a late frost damaged young plants this year, which forced some to replant a limited number of acres. Producers […]

Weather: Drought Expected to Continue in Central U.S. – DTN Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
A turn from very wet to very dry conditions in the central U.S. during 2020 is forecast to continue through the end of the year. The official NOAA mid-September outlook […]

Minnesota: Nitrogen from Above? Rain Carries More Nutrients Than Expected. – DTN Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Free nitrogen fertilizer would be a cost-saving dream for most corn growers. Turns out, more may spill from the sky in the form of rainfall than farmers might expect. New […]

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