NEWS
Spring Weather Outlook - 3
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Apr 4, 2014 06:14 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The prospect of the Pacific Ocean entering an El Nino phase during this coming summer has garnered much attention in the past few weeks.

The question is: How would such weather conditions affect crops and markets?

El Nino exists when equator-region Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures reach sustained levels of one degree or more Celsius (two degrees Fahrenheit) above average, and are accompanied by a barometer value called the Southern Oscillation Index of minus 8.0 or lower.

El Nino typically develops during the November-December timeframe. But recent Pacific Ocean trends suggest an El Nino could form by ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
Related News Stories
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Mostly Dry in Midwest, N.Plains Tuesday
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
April Chills And Planting
Rain Saturday in Midwest, Plains
Market Impact Weather
Rain Friday in Texas, Delta
Rain in Plains, Midwest Friday
Variable Canada Precipitation