Texas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Winter Storms Jul 6, 2021

🕔Jul 6, 2021
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Frost/Freeze Damage to Emerged Crops May 13, 2021

🕔May 13, 2021
This spring’s dry weather and good soil conditions have allowed soybean planting to progress rapidly. While this is generally a good situation to be in, emerged soybeans may have been […]

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Potential Weather Impacts Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
Imbibitional chilling may occur in corn and soybean seeds if the soil temperature is below 50°F when the seed imbibes (when seed rapidly takes up water from the soil, usually […]

Tennessee Corn, Soybeans: Cold Snap Damage Likely Minimal Apr 22, 2021

🕔Apr 22, 2021
A few days ago, I posted a planting advisory ahead of our forecasted cold snap.  The concern was mainly around the potential of 30+ degree temperatures and rain to cause […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Assessing Potential Freeze Damage Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Temperatures dropped below freezing in the past hours in northwestern Oklahoma and Panhandle (Figures 1 and 2), and freezing temperatures are expected across most of the state tomorrow morning (April […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Response to Expected Cold Weather Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
The USDA NASS puts 4% of the soybean crop as planted by Monday of this week. Soybean that has emerged is at risk of being frozen off below the cotyledons. […]

Kentucky Corn: Expected Response to Cold Weather Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
The USDA reports that 24% of the corn in KY is planted and 1% has emerged. The cold weather in the forecast could cause problems on this corn. Corn that […]

Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Frost/Freeze Damage to Emerged Plants Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
This spring’s warmer than normal temperatures and good soil conditions have encouraged producers to plant more soybeans in late March and early April than in previous years. In most years, […]

Michigan: 13 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Various Events Dec 7, 2020

🕔Dec 7, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Pennsylvania: Managing Early Frosted Soybeans Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
The weather over the past few days brought a wave of frosts and freezes to parts of the state. For those growing full-season soybeans, this may be the first time […]

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