drought

Courtesy of Minnesota Extension Although much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension climatologist Mark Seeley said the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season. “By no means am I saying that the drought is ending, but agreement among [...]

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By Dan Martens, Guest Columnist Rain during the last week to 10 days provided some relief to some crops through central Minnesota in various amounts. Crops are at a lot of different stages. Some scorched corn crop may not benefit much from rain anymore. Pollination may have been hurt for some corn. There is a [...]

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By Dan Martens, University of Minnesota Extension Weather and crop conditions are quite variable around Minnesota. Corn on non-irrigated sand and areas of field with coarse soil started to show serious dry weather stress during the hot Fourth of July week. Corn on soil with good water holding capacity has been holding its own better. [...]

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