Cropcast Friday: Midwest is slightly wetter in eastern areas in the 6-10 day period

Commentary, Grains, Softs

Morning Headlines:

-Midwest is slightly wetter in eastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Snow will favor central areas today and north central areas tomorrow, pushing the winter wheat crop towards dormancy. The snow will improve soil moisture once it melts. The 6-10 day outlook is slightly wetter in eastern areas. Temperatures are warmer in southern and eastern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer in the northern and central Midwest.

-No changes for the Plains. Colder temperatures this weekend will continue to push wheat into dormancy across northern and central areas. The 6-10 day outlook is colder in western areas. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in central areas. Temperatures are cooler in far southern areas.

-No changes for Florida. Rains through the weekend will slow harvesting but will improve moisture for new citrus growth. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.

-No changes for the Delta. Recent rains significantly improved moisture for wheat. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is slightly cooler.

-No changes in Argentina. Recent rains have eased most of the dryness in Santa Fe, but some minor dryness is lingering in southern Entre Rios. Rains early next week will maintain favorable conditions in southern and western areas. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged today.

-No changes for Brazil. Showers will improve soil moisture in northern areas over the next few days, but much more rainfall will still be needed. Rains will maintain wetness concerns in Parana. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged today.

-No changes for Europe. Rains in northern and central France and southern Germany will improve soil moisture, but dryness will linger in southern France and northern Italy.

-No changes for FSU. Rains will further improve soil moisture across Ukraine and Central Region over the next several days. Cooler weather later next week will push wheat further into dormancy.

-No changes for China. Showers should improve soil moisture in southwestern Yangtze Valley. Snow and cold weather in northern and central North China Plain will push wheat into dormancy.

-South Africa is wetter in the 6-10 day period. Recent rains have led to minor improvements in soil moisture in northern and eastern areas. Light showers over the next two days will lead to only minor improvements. The 6-10 day outlook has trended wetter in most areas.

-No changes for Australia. Mostly dry weather over the next several days will favor wheat drydown and harvesting.

 


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