Planting Weather Window Flying Open After Soggy, Cool Weekend
The weekend looks to be a wet, cool one in much of the Corn Belt, but by the beginning of next week, it will likely be go-time for corn farmers looking to get their crop planted, forecasters say.
"By Sunday, dry weather will prevail across all of the Midwest with an almost completely dry pattern expected across the corn belt through all of next week. The dry weather will be accompanied by gradually warming temperatures as well, with temperatures returning to normal or even slightly above normal levels by the end of next week," says MDA Weather Services senior ag meteorologist Kyle Tapley. "This weather pattern should be nearly ideal for corn planting, with a huge portion of the corn crop likely to be planted during that time period across the heart of the Corn Belt."