June 2017 Wet Condition Management

Cooler and wetter than normal is forecasted for the eastern half of the US for the next 14 days. For much of the north central and north-east US, soil moisture is 60 – 120% above normal. Anything but gravel or sand is barely trafficable much less harvestable. Significant corn is not planted and for most farms, haylage is only partially completed or not started yet. Fortunately, we are not completely dead in the water so to speak. First, the forecast on the other side of those two weeks is shaping up to be a flip—to warmer than normal and slightly below normal moisture for the rest of the summer (September is looking questionable).


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