Weather Wednesday 7/20/16

This past week has been pretty nice. A bit muggy at times, but very typical July weather. We’re supposed to be experiencing a heat wave in the next few days, but so far it hasn’t been too terribly hot.

Here’s a look at what the weather is doing around the corn belt this week:

Reporting from Northern Indiana, our sales agronomist Ken Musselman, says many areas received rain last week. However, a lot of areas still don’t have a big moisture reserve and will need timely rains for good yields. He also said Central Illinois through Central Iowa received enough moisture to keep the prospects of a bumper crop going. A lot of areas have finished wheat harvest with excellent yields reported.

Reporting from Western Ohio, our sales agronomist Gary Campbell, says there has been several nice rains this week. Parts of North West and Central Wisconsin also got their wish for rain, and are due for more. The area between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan missed the rains again. In fact, the MSU website shows only 0.6″ of rain in the last 30 days!

Reporting from North Central Illinois, our sales agronomist Eric Johnston, says they got a nice shower over the weekend – anywhere from half to 3/4 of an inch depending on location. They could possibly see some more showers today, and some 90 degree plus days to end the week.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!

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