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giolucas
Veteran Advisor

Frost Coming

 
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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Frost Coming

They say it`s gonna get down in the 20`s at the end of the week, that`s about 2 weeks later than normal for us, it would`ve made bean combining easier had it been normal. Today is the day to winterize your sprayers if you haven`t done so already.

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Frost Coming

Gotta get this corn off so I can work on the firewood supply.    If momma gets cold, it's not a good thing....Smiley Wink

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Frost Coming

Hey Roarin`, burn corn in your wood stove and save the wood for the day that we are paid a fair price for corn again.  If they`re gonna steal these corn from me, they aren`t going to get anymore more that I absolutely have to sell.  Besides, going to the bin and getting a pail of corn is easier than carrying a basket of wood numerous times a day  🙂

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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Frost Coming

That is no problem here.

Forecast says 0 on Saturday night which would be about 1 month later than what is considered frost safe date for this area.

Already have about 3300 CHU for the crops and this is a 2850 HU area.

Corn is coming off now in low 20% area.

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roarintiger1
Honored Advisor

Re: Frost Coming

BA, Too much rain in June.........I 've got more wood than corn....................Smiley Sad

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: Frost Coming

It's coming! A frost/freeze will occur tonight and maybe tomorrow night in Iowa, according to Dan Hicks, Freese-Notis meteorologist tells Agriculture.com.

"Much of Midwest have frost/freezing temps over the next 2-3 nights.  
Lows ton. upper 20s/low 30s as far south as central into northeastern
NE, west-central into northern IA, & southwestern WI.  On Sat. morning
as far south as parts of central into eastern IA, northeastern MO, &
central parts of IL & IN.  On Sun. morning much of IN, OH.  Some
northern areas of Midwest will likely have some mid 20s during this
time.   This cool spell will likely end growing season in many areas
except some southwestern into south-central parts of the Midwest,  but I
don't think there will be much summer crop impact as a large part of the
crop has been harvested & what is still in the field is likely mature &
beyond potential harm from freezing temps.   Quick warm up starting in
western Midwest Sun. then spreading eastward into early next week," Hicks says.

 

 

What will a frost/freeze do to your crops?

 

Mike

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Jim Meade / Iowa City
Senior Advisor

Re: Frost Coming

Frost/freeze won't do anything to me.  Beans are in.  Could have used a frost 2 weeks ago to kill weeds and green stems.  Corn has been dry for that long, so it isn't growing.

 

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