Soil Temperatures

Soil temperatures are still on the cool side, mainly in the 40s, but with warmer air expected next week soil temperatures will warm up quickly.  Even if you’re not a farmer, the warmer soil temperatures will mean that annual seeds will begin germinating in the next 7-10 days, therefore, you may want to get that crab grass preventer on your yards in the next week.  In Agriculture, it will mean that soil temperatures should warm up enough to plant corn and soybeans as it is likely that next week soils in the top few inches will warm above 50 degrees more consistently than just on sunny afternoon.  But the next few days, will still be on the cool side.

Daryl Ritchison