I admit it, I am a weather junkie. If there is a weather event going on in the Midwest (or other places), I usually am aware of it. With all of my background in agriculture, I am also constantly looking for signs of the upcoming season & what it may bring.
What weather do you expect this spring? If you are hoping for an early warmup this year, you may be disappointed. Mike Palmerino from DTN, is looking for a repeat of the last several years with saturated soils & cool temperatures (http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/view/blog/getBlog.do?blogHandle=weather&blogEntryId=8a82c0bc25987ff10125fa799fd80477).
At a recent meeting, Elwynn Taylor from ISU (http://twitter.com/elwynntaylor), explained his observations that April precipitation in Iowa has been increasing since the 1940s. As a result, soil moisture has also increased, leading to wetter spring conditions and difficulties in getting crops planted on time.
Will we have a repeat of the Midwest flooding from 2008? I hope not!
Will you have time to get your lime spread before spring? If not, we need to talk about SuperCal 98G!