NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:36 AM CDT

We are paying close attention to the chance for frost or freeze conditions to develop during the next week in the Argentina wheat areas of southern Buenos Aires and La Pampa provinces. This feature is by no means a certainty, but it is certainly noteworthy for several reasons:

1) The most seasonally-important feature is that wheat is going into its final reproductive stages. Mid-October in the southern hemisphere is the same as mid-April in Kansas. And, we know how a freeze in mid-April can harm wheat in the Plains.

2) Argentina's wheat crop estimate was lowered this week by the ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Rain, Snow Saturday in Eastern Midwest
DTN Ag Weather Brief
NWS River Stages
Market Impact Weather
Rain, Snow around Great Lakes Friday
Rain Friday for Eastern Midwest Areas
Pattern for the Prairies
Market Impact Weather
Rain for Areas of Midwest Thursday
World Wheat Moisture Issues