Comparing 2016 Summer Temperatures with 2015
Undulating Heat, Cooler Temperatures to Continue
Forecast: Hot, Dry Conditions to Break Next Week
Expect More Moisture, Then a Drier La Nina by Late Summer
Managing N in a Wet Spring
USDA NASS estimated 26% of Nebraska’s corn acres had been planted as of May 2, well behind last year’s pace of 45% and slightly behind the five-year average of 31%. The pace is undoubtedly being affected by the amount of precipitation across the state and the wet field conditions (Figures 1 and 2).
Shift to La Nina Likely in Late Summer or Earlier
It has been exceptionally wet since mid April with south central and southwest Nebraska receiving enough moisture to eliminate short-term dryness concerns that dominated the early February through mid-April period. Moisture data from NERain stations show that at least 253 stations recorded over 5 inches of moisture April 15-30.
Q&A: How are Soil Temperatures Recorded?
Q: When and how are CropWatch soil temperatures recorded?
April Showers Expected to Continue in Spurts
A well forecasted spring storm system brought significant moisture to a substantial area of the southern and central High Plains this past week.