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Friday 12/21/12

Soil Dryness Issues to Remain Through Winter
Large areas of the Corn Belt are likely to face marginal soil moisture supplies at planting time.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 7:30AM CST 12/21/12 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
Bryce, Just wanted to tell you that we had a grave opening today and after about 18in down the soil is still just dust. We have had some good rains here in Dec. too, but it is still way to dry for this time of year. Our area got about 1.5in. this week, I couldn't believe it was that dry yet.Will take many more good soakers to bring the subsoil miosture back up.Maybe we will get snow!!
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 3:07PM CST 12/21/12
sorry raymond but snow doesnt do crap for bringing moisture to soil, it will keep u busy shoveling tho
Posted by Unknown at 5:03PM CST 12/22/12
Northeast In, its about the same here too, won't take long in the spring to dry out here.
Posted by Tom Keller at 2:23PM CST 12/25/12
If you want to know how much good snow will do for ground water recharge fix your grandkids a glass of cherry Koolaid. Put two ice cubes in it, have them drink it and then check what color the ice cubes are. Yep- not red! We are gettting 5-10 inches of snow in Indiana today on basicly unfrozen ground. Will calculate to about an inch of rain bring our total since 9/1/12 to about 4-5 inches. Averange rain fall for a week this time of year is 0.6-0.75 inches, 16 weeks and 4-5 inches of rain you do the math. Palmer dought index says no drought in Indiana! We too found dry dirt 2 feet down digging post holes. Not just west that is dry.
Posted by Kevin Kremer at 1:46PM CST 12/26/12
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