Drought Monitor Weekly: West Remains Dry, Minnesota River Levels Near 1988 Lows Aug 21, 2021

🕔Aug 21, 2021
Summary Monsoonal moisture, and associated heavy rainfall, returned to Arizona and New Mexico after a brief hiatus last week, leading to widespread improvements in drought conditions, as well as some […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Sept., Oct., Nov. Aug 21, 2021

🕔Aug 21, 2021
Widespread severe (D2) to exceptional (D4) drought continues across much of the West, Northern Great Plains, and Upper Mississippi Valley. Drought intensified for parts of California, the Pacific Northwest, Northern […]

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Under Control So Far Aug 18, 2021

🕔Aug 18, 2021
The sugarcane aphid, a once devastating pest for sorghum producers, has been kept under control so far during the 2021 season by nature and science. From the Rio Grande Valley […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Significant Rainfall Mostly Evades Dry Areas Aug 13, 2021

🕔Aug 13, 2021
Summary Monsoonal moisture was squelched this week, in contrast to the heavy rainfall that had been pelting the southern Rockies and – to a lesser extent – much of the […]

Texas Field Reports: Prices, Conditions Promising for Peanut Growers Aug 11, 2021

🕔Aug 11, 2021
Texas peanut growers have favorable market and growing conditions, and with a little down-the-stretch cooperation from Mother Nature, 2021 could be a bumper year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Iowa Field Reports: Spider Mites, Corn Rootworms, and Drought Concerns Aug 11, 2021

🕔Aug 11, 2021
With parts of northern Iowa now being in a D3 or extreme drought and other areas on the drought monitor expanding, the drier conditions are a concern with what impact they […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Monsoonal Activity Benefits Southwest Aug 6, 2021

🕔Aug 6, 2021
Summary Abundant monsoonal precipitation again spread from the Southwest as far as eastern Nevada, southern Idaho, southern and western Wyoming, and western Colorado. Totals exceeding an inch were common, and […]

Iowa Field Reports: Corn Rootworms, Spider Mites, and Soybean Gall Midge Aug 5, 2021

🕔Aug 5, 2021
Corn rootworms, spider mites, soybean gall midge, and the hot and dry conditions were common questions or issues received or observed by ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists this past […]

Weather: Moisture May Finally Move into Northern U.S. – DTN Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
The wall is finally going to open a window. The blocking ridge that has been so consistent across western North America since early June has shown only a couple of […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Aug., Sept., Oct. Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
During the last four weeks, below-normal precipitation and an unprecedented heat wave in the Northwest abetted drought expansion and intensification in the West. At mid-July 2021, drought covered the Upper […]

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