Corn Belt Getting Dry

In the blog post from yesterday, I wrote about the dry conditions in much of southern North Dakota.  But the dry conditions spread well beyond just our area.  As an example the “I” states, of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana have also experienced widespread lack of rain so far this month, especially across the southern portions of  Iowa and Illinois and through southwestern Indiana.  Iowa, like North Dakota has the state split between excessive wet locations and quite dry locations.  The past couple of growing seasons did not experience the widespread dryness that has been experienced so far this season.  There will be a bit of rain to our south this week, with more opportunities next week, but at least for now there is a lot of corn and soybean acres out there needing some rain.

 

30 Day Percent of Normal Rain through June 26, 2016

Daryl Ritchison