A warmer and drier pattern is favored to continue for most of the first half of September — temperatures are anticipated to be in the 80s and mid-90s until Sept. 12, when cooler weather may move into Nebraska.
Nebraska Extension educators review forage considerations for growers faced with droughty soybeans, tips on measuring stands and assessing alfalfa field health, and thresholds where grasshopper control may be warranted.
There's little relief in sight from intensifying drought conditions across the state — temperatures will remain in the 80s and mid-90s next week, with a small chance of showers Aug. 28 in eastern Nebraska.
Sustained heat in the high 90s and 100s combined with below-normal precipitation throughout July led to increased drought stress across Nebraska, with severe implications for pasture and sorghum conditions heading into August.
The current forecast holds a slightly cooler trend for Nebraska in August, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to low 90s through the end of the month and widespread precipitation anticipated Aug. 19-20 and Aug. 24-26.