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Friday 04/24/15

April Chills And Planting
Cold temperatures this week in the Corn Belt remind us that climate change trends may not be equal when it comes to corn planting conditions.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:46PM CDT 04/24/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
My experience in South central Minnesota, is that in fall we have been warmer in September and October with fewer nights below freezing, but we still have a killing frost near the usual date. This hasn't worked out for my trials of 110 day corn and 2.5 maturity soybeans.
Posted by Bill Rynda at 8:44AM CDT 04/25/15
 

Thursday 04/23/15

Differing Soil Moisture Conditions for Western Canada
As spring expands across Western Canada, we find there are rather sizable differences in soil conditions as we close in on the seeding season. We have also seen changes from winter to the start of spring: Some areas wet during the winter have turned drier in recent weeks.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:48AM CDT 04/23/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 04/20/15

U.S. Corn Yields Projected Above Trend Line With El Nino Onset
A weak-to-moderate El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean is expected to last through the entire 2015 U.S. growing season.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:00AM CDT 04/20/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 04/17/15

El Nino And Above-Trend Yields
El Nino has a strong potential to help corn production surpass trend line by not just a little, but by a whole lot.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:01PM CDT 04/17/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
average all the years and thats only a 3% yield increase in ElNino years
Posted by Donald Olsen at 6:27AM CDT 04/18/15
 

Thursday 04/16/15

Rainfall Continues to be Light for the Prairies
Weather patterns have changed during the recent week, but only dribbles of precipitation have fallen across the Prairies, leaving concerns about soil moisture levels this spring.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:07AM CDT 04/16/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/14/15

Crop Report And Weather Comments
Wet weather in the southern US and southern Midwest continues to slow corn planting. Dry weather in the northern Plains leads to rapid planting of spring wheat.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:11AM CDT 04/14/15 by Mike Palmerino | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Hope your right about wet weather moving north further into the spring. East central sd About 40 miiles south of Aberdeen we have had less than an inch of moisture since Sept. 30th. Most of that was 8 inches of snow. Wind and dirt blows pretty much everyday. Reminiscent of 2006 here.
Posted by jay esser at 10:03PM CDT 04/14/15
 

Thursday 04/09/15

Canada Weather Patterns Show Change in Winds
The stubborn cold eastern North America trough and western ridge appear to be finally breaking down into a pattern that will produce transitional weather during the next few weeks for most of Canada and the U.S.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:23AM CDT 04/09/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 04/07/15

Crop Report And Weather Comments
We see some improvement in corn planting in the southern U.S. Wet conditions are expected throughout the Midwest.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:56PM CDT 04/07/15 by Mike Palmerino | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 04/02/15

El Nino And Trendline Corn Yield
El Nino--even if it stays around this year--does not by itself guarantee that corn yields will match the trendline calculation.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:08PM CDT 04/02/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 04/01/15

Spring Soil Moisture a Concern for Canadian Prairies
The seeding season grows closer each day. With snow cover all but gone across most of the Prairies, we continue to have some concern that diminished soil moisture could become an issue by the time planting gets underway.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:18AM CDT 04/01/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 03/30/15

California Drought And Climate Change
A new study finds a strong link between the historic California drought and climate change.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:51PM CDT 03/30/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (6)
If L. A. ,Ca. has a blizzard, it must be global warming. We have carbon credits to sell!!!
Posted by Charlee Garst at 9:30PM CDT 03/30/15
Interesting, I don't see anything about blizzards in L.A. in this article, could Charlee Garst be wrong?
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 6:55AM CDT 03/31/15
I'm curious as to why the mega drought that occurred a thousand years ago or the 1930's drought was natural, cyclical climate change and the current one is totally man made.
Posted by MATT MULLER at 1:23PM CDT 03/31/15
Were the man-made lakes not constructed because of the water shortage?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:51AM CDT 04/01/15
The Climate Change "experts" can't agree whether earth will burn up with drought or drown out with too much rain. But they know for sure that whichever occurs, it will be "disastrous". And to Matt - the EPA has a "save our winters" program which they hope to use to help provide JOB SECURITY.
Posted by Curt Zingula at 6:56AM CDT 04/01/15
Conclusions from climate change research are actually for both extensive drought and too-wet conditions although in different areas. There's more detail at this link to U.S. climate change impact highlights: http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 7:47AM CDT 04/01/15
 

Friday 03/27/15

When Wheat Dies; Winterkill Notable In Plains Wheat
Almost every wheat field in northwestern Kansas through western Nebraska may have some large patches of winterkill--with no recovery.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:23PM CDT 03/27/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Bryce,Here in Michigan we have winter kill in soft red quit often.Last year it was bad,lots of acres were tore up and planted to something else.We had early snow and alot of snow all winter so the ground never froze.I think then in the spring when it did freeze and thaw it heaved it out. Wheat looked good when we top dressed,but 2 weeks later was dead.Winter kill in some form or another happens almost ever year here.
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 6:42AM CDT 03/29/15
 

Thursday 03/26/15

Spring Forecast Concerns for W. Canada
Some weather concerns remain for Western Canada during the upcoming spring seeding season as some of the same weather features that have been in place all winter continue to show up on forecast charts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:37AM CDT 03/26/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 03/25/15

Early Spring Pattern Implications
Cold and wet weather has brought corn planting to a virtual standstill in the southern U.S.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:54PM CDT 03/25/15 by Mike Palmerino | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
February NOAA State of the Climate Report
Following are highlights from the February NOAA State of the Climate report. To sum things up quickly--except for eastern North America and the northern Atlantic Ocean, there was a whole lot of warmth going on[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:04AM CDT 03/25/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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