03-25-2014 02:27 PM
I'm hearing that a 10-day weather outlook shows warming temperatures. And that hurt the corn market today. So, then I found this map that shows the soil temperatures across the country. AgTraderTalk is the source of the map. It looks like it could be awhile before Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri farmers plant?
03-25-2014 06:16 PM
03-25-2014 07:04 PM
Means nothing for me as the planting season for corn and beans does NOT start here till the afternoon of the nineteenth of April. Or later depending on the forecast at that time. 3 1/2 weeks away.
03-25-2014 07:09 PM - edited 03-25-2014 07:10 PM
Ditto here - according to that map soil temp here in SCMN is between 35 and 40. Just came in from clearing some brush along a line fence. Drove the tractor/loader across a chisel plowed field and got very little mud on the tires. Ground is still frozen. Will be a different story this weekend since we may hit low 60's on Sunday. That's why i wanted to get it done now.