Cropcast Headlines: Temps Remain Above Winterkill Levels

Grains

Midwest wheat belt is slightly wetter Thursday and Friday. Snow cover should increase again in northern areas, which will increase winterkill protection for wheat. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in northeastern areas. Temperatures are cooler.

 

-Plains are drier in southern areas in the 6-10 day period. Temperatures should remain above winterkill levels through next week. Dry weather will maintain moisture shortages in west central and southwestern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in southern areas. Temperatures are cooler in southwestern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in northern and western areas. Temperatures are cooler. Thermometer 20oC

 

-Florida citrus belt is wetter in the 11-15 day period. Temperatures should cool a bit later this week, and some frost is currently expected across the northern half of the belt by Saturday morning. No major freeze is expected, though. The 6-10 day outlook is slightly wetter. Temperatures are slightly cooler. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter. Temperatures are unchanged.

 

-Delta is slightly wetter in southern areas in the 11-15 day period. Wheat conditions should remain stable across the region through next week. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is slightly wetter in southern areas.

 

-No changes for Argentina. Dry weather this week will allow moisture shortages to continue to build across east central and southern areas. Also, temperatures should warm again, resulting in some stress especially on pollinating corn. The 6-10 day period is unchanged, and is still wet in central and southeastern Buenos Aires.

 

-Brazil is drier in west central and northeastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Rains in central areas this week should improve moisture a bit, and will be most beneficial in Mato Grosso do Sul, southern Goias, southwestern Minas Gerais, and Sao Paulo. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in west central and northeastern areas.

 

-No changes for Europe. Snow should build a bit in northeastern areas, but dryness will continue in southeastern areas this week. However, some improvements are now expected in southeastern areas next week.

 

-No changes for FSU. Snow cover should increase further across Belarus and northwestern Ukraine, which will increase winterkill protection for wheat as colder conditions return this weekend and next week. Snow cover should also build in southern Ukraine next week.

 

-No changes for China. Dryness will continue in northern and western Yangtze Valley and North China Plain as dry weather continues through next week.

 

-No changes for Australia.  Drier weather across the sorghum belt through next week will allow moisture shortages and crop stress to build again.

 

-No changes for South Africa. Limited rains this week will allow dryness to continue in eastern areas, and begin to build again in west central areas.

 

-No changes for North Africa. Showers this week should improve moisture in western Morocco. However, some dryness will likely linger in eastern Algeria.

 

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