Texas Cotton: Planting and Soil Temperatures May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019Cotton gets off to its best start when planted in a recommended 69°F consistent temperature soil (roughly 64°F bare mini-mum with a warming trend). This winter and spring the soil […]

Minnesota: Corn Planting – Reduce Risk, Maximize Economic Return Apr 9, 2019

🕔Apr 9, 2019Successful corn stand establishment is the foundation for high yield and profitability. It is driven by soil conditions during preplant tillage and planting, along with the date, depth, and rate […]

Iowa: Soil Water, Residue, and Nitrogen Status for 2018 Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018Every year is different. This year’s weather from January 1 to April 25 was cold and wet; a stark contrast to last year’s weather. While we know the differences in […]

Ohio Weather: Soils Remain Cool, but Conditions Should Warm Up Soon Apr 24, 2018

🕔Apr 24, 2018Air and soil temperatures remain below normal across Ohio with most soil temperatures below the critical 50 degree level. There is a risk of some frost this Thursday morning and […]

Illinois Weather: Cooler Than Normal Soil Temps Apr 18, 2018

🕔Apr 18, 2018Colder weather led to cooler than normal soil temperatures during the first half of April in Illinois, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the […]

Nebraska Corn: Cold Soil and Planting Windows Apr 16, 2018

🕔Apr 16, 2018Mid-April approaches and days slowly grow longer. But, irrespective of the calendar, soil temperatures at 4 inches hovered around 40⁰F early this week and seven-day lows stayed near freezing. Our hopes […]

Florida Peanuts: Considering April Planting? Pay Attention to Soil Temps Apr 6, 2018

🕔Apr 6, 2018Peanut seed is likely on its way to many buying point locations this week and next week, as peanut planting will begin soon in the Florida Panhandle.  Planting is already […]

Illinois: Soil Temps, Moisture Levels Declining in Early March Mar 16, 2018

🕔Mar 16, 2018Cooler, drier weather has led to declining soil temperatures and moisture levels, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part […]

Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August Aug 23, 2017

🕔Aug 23, 2017Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State […]

Illinois: July Soil Temperatures Warmer Than Normal Jul 21, 2017

🕔Jul 21, 2017Soil 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 […]

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