Rain may often be a good thing, but if we’re trying to get spring crops in the ground, wet soil can create costly delays.
The spring planting window stretches from April through May in many Heartland states. Winter moisture is likely to make for some challenges.
Meteorologists may soon be “right as rain” thanks to a more accurate rainfall system University of Missouri researchers have developed. The system improves the precision of forecasts by accounting for evaporation in rainfall estimates, particularly for locations 30 miles or more from the nearest National Weather Service radar. “Right now, forecasts are generally not accounting […]
Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons, but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper published in the journal Climatic Change. “Climate change can easily intensify agricultural susceptibility, but also presents fresh, surprising opportunities,” said David Wolfe, professor of plant and […]
Aaron Hackmann was happy to see the sun shining from his new ‘lakeside property in Chamois, Missouri after a week of heavy rain and historic flooding.
This past spring was one of the wettest on record for many of us in the agriculture community. Reports of flash flooding came streaming in when Texas received over 19 inches in 24 hours — a new record for Brenham, Texas, according to The Weather Channel. From Texas to Missouri, flooding reached new heights. Many of […]