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Warm winter raises nitrogen concerns this spring

An Illinois agronomist is worried the warm winter could lead to nitrogen problems this growing season. Pioneer field agronomist in west central Illinois, Matt Montgomery tells Brownfield… “Nitrogen applications ran through a really warm spell, and I think people are going to want to watch... Read More.

Ohio sees generally warm, dry February

The mostly mild winter has continued in Ohio. The USDA says statewide temperatures for February were about eight degrees warmer than normal and while precipitation was under the usual levels, soil moisture retention has been good. Wide swings in temperature throughout the course of the... Read More.

Atypically warm February for Kentucky

The USDA says February 2024 was one of the warmest Februarys on record in Kentucky. The average statewide temperature was eight degrees above normal and despite scattered, below average precipitation, the state is off the Drought Monitor, largely thanks to a wet January. Just over... Read More.

Warm, wet February for Arkansas

February was warmer and wetter than normal in Arkansas. The USDA says nearly the entire state has adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, keeping many farmers out of the fields for most of the month, and above average temperatures have led to some fruit... Read More.

Unseasonably mild to warm, wet pattern ahead across much of the Heartland

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of below-normal temperatures west of the Rockies, while warmer-than-normal weather will cover the eastern two-thirds of the U.S.  Meanwhile, near- or above-normal precipitation across most of the country should contrast with drier-than-normal conditions... Read More.

Ohio sees warm, mostly dry December

Warm temperatures and below average rainfall dominated Ohio in December. The USDA says the average temperature statewide was for the month was the third highest on record while precipitation was almost a half an inch below usual, but with some late month rain, which... Read More.

Wet, warm weather in much of Minnesota

2024 started warm and wet for most of Minnesota. The USDA says average temperatures and two to four inches of rain across the state made feedlots muddy, with some reports of respiratory illness. Despite those issues, overall, calving and lambing are proceeding well. That mild weather... Read More.

Warm, wet start to the year for Illinois

2024 started a little warmer and wetter than normal in Illinois. The USDA says the average statewide temperature was nearly 40 degrees, more than 9 above regular levels, while statewide rainfall was fractionally higher than usual. That slightly better rainfall is welcome, with 28% of... Read More.

Cover crops are doing their job during warm winter

An agronomist says the record warm December in Wisconsin is highlighting the importance of using cover crops. Matt Oehmichen with Short Lane Farm Supply tells Brownfield for fun, he took soil temperature measurements Tuesday. “It’s amazing because on the soil temps readout, it... Read More.