Warming Soils

The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, commonly referred to as NDAWN offers many weather related tools. Once of which is 4” soil temperatures.   Although the heat from yesterday and for a few areas today is temporarily pushing those temperatures up, generally speaking the average temperatures have been mostly in the upper 40s to the mid 50s across the region.   Meaning, we have reached the threshold for in most areas to be warm enough for just all crops to begin germination.   Corn tends to need the warmest temperatures and we are now at or above that level.   Therefore, everything is progressing very well for #Plant16, with the biggest concern now perhaps the threat of a late frost.

Daryl Ritchison

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