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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Soil Moisture

We have worked in areas that run the gamut as far as soil moisture is concerned.  Yesterday, Menard County crops were showing moisture stress especially on sandy soils.  Overnight, they got two inches of rain.  Somewhere between an inch and a half inch fell last night in my area.  Crops that have also been dampened by isolated thunderstorms have more than enough moisture, but the coverage is incomplete.  I have only bored dry holes on hayland.  We  hope today's moisture will help make up for slow early growth.  The area below near Palmyra is showing stress because of too much moisture.  topsoil was wet and rubbery about 5 inches down.  This area likely has standing water on it today.                                    

1 comment:

Ed Winkle said...

Fields have generally been wet to heavy here in Ohio. I am not aware of any really dry spots. We are at about 40 inches total since October 1.