Across the Corn Belt, degraded air quality due to smoke from Canadian forest fires is common across the Great Lakes region. Elsewhere in the Midwest, mostly dry weather accompanies building heat. In parts of the western Corn Belt, Tuesday’s high temperatures will range... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of hotter-than-normal conditions nationwide, except for near- or below-normal temperatures in the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, wetter-than-normal weather in parts of the Desert Southwest and from the Dakotas to Michigan should contrast with near-... Read More.
An agronomist says outbreaks of tar spot are getting worse across parts of the Corn Belt. Trey Stephens with Beck’s tells Brownfield the disease has intensified in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio even though those states have had drier growing conditions this year. “We know... Read More.
Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture is pleased with the start of the growing season in his state. Mike Naig says planting ran significantly ahead of the five-year average. “Now that’s not uniform of course, there were parts of the state that were slowed down because of... Read More.
Dryness is a concern for crop farmers in southwest Iowa. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Aaron Saeugling says rains have been spotty since early spring. “You could go as far as a mile or two, sometimes less than that across a section, and there’s... Read More.