Drought Monitor Weekly: Hit or Miss Rains Across Most of the U.S. Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the east coast, many areas in the Northeast were beneficiaries of good precipitation amounts, but others missed out completely. In typical […]

Digital Yield Tour: Iowa Weather Beating, Minnesota, Wisconsin Look Good – DTN Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Between drought and derecho, it feels like Iowa’s corn crop has been through nine rounds with Mike Tyson. But despite the body blows, the state’s corn will likely exit the […]

Ag Economy Highlights – Farm Bankruptcies, Drought, Derecho, and Land Values Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Jesse Newman reported last week that, “More U.S. farmers are filing for bankruptcy, as federal payments projected to reach record levels this year fall short of compensating for the coronavirus […]

Iowa Field Reports: Derecho Devastates State Infrastructure, Crops Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
While some rainfall has come to the droughty areas of the state, drought intensified to D3 (extreme) drought in parts of central and west central Iowa. Unfortunately, a large swath of the […]

Illinois: Weather and the 2020 Corn and Soybean Crops Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
What a difference July rainfall makes. The U.S. Drought Map based on data through July 28 showed that only six percent of Illinois was rated as abnormally dry or with […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record High Temps in Some Areas Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias churned through the northern Caribbean and then northward along the east coast of the United States, an active pattern from the central Plains through the […]

Mid-South Rice: Lack of Rain Puts Focus on Irrigation Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Rice across the Mid-South is coming along strong this year, but, unfortunately, so is the grass.  Meanwhile, the rain has become sparse in recent months and many producers are focused […]

Iowa Field Reports: Drought Persists, Disease Pressure Increases Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Drought conditions persist in western Iowa and have expanded further into central and north central Iowa this week. Common issues reported by ISU Extension field agronomists this past week included […]

Ohio: Drought Conditions Expand but Some Relief Ensues Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
As of the Thursday July 30, 2020 release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, 37% of the state is covered by D1- moderate drought conditions (Figure 1). Hot and mostly dry […]

Midwest Crops: Hot, Dry Summer Invites Two-Spotted Mites – DTN Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
Watch out for an opportunistic pest that thrives in the summer heat: the twospotted spider mite. In normal, well-watered years, insect predators and certain fungi prey on these tiny mites, […]

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