Windows for harvest and soil recharging ahead


Windows for harvest and soil recharging ahead

An ag meteorologist says the start of November will offer a window for farmers to finish harvest.

Brownfield’s Greg Soulje says frosts and freeze events have been two to three weeks behind normal and while in the forecast, conditions will be dry.

“Into the first half at least of the month of November so there should be some good gains and resumption if not completion to harvest,” he says.

For the last half of November Soulje says wet weather is likely the Plains and Cornbelt.

As for the Delta, he says moisture is in the forecast for December.

“Warm and wet if you will or mild and wet gives way to cold and wet, then snow,” he says.

Soulje says while La Nina conditions tend to be drier, there should be a modest improvement to soil moisture through the end of the year.