Dry weather windows favorable for planting are narrow in the United States. This week, a cold front is raining over much of the U.S. Midwest with the risk of severe storms over Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. In some manufacturing areas, there is a risk of lightning flooding from Texas to Indiana. Part of the southern states of the United States are already saturated with water.
According to Mike McKinnis, Successful farming, The eastern and southern parts of the corn belt have very moist soil, while the western part of the belt has dry weather and no rain for the next few days.
“Only Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have dry weather, with the exception of northern Illinois, and this pattern will return in the next few days,” said one of McKinnis’ sources. According to him, other parts of the belt could face water flow difficulties due to the storms planned for this week.
Soil moisture is currently highest in southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and very low in southern Texas. The forecast for frequent rains in North America over the next two weeks is something that could reduce the planting rate, which is within the normal range until the last update.
It also draws attention to intense and delayed cooling. On Saturday, May 1, there is a forecast of temperatures close to 0 ஒரு C and frost from large lakes to the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.
Maize planting progress in the United States has slowed, while soybean sowing rates have improved, according to a recent crop improvement report. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Due to the growing market, farmers who decided to cultivate more soybeans this year, started the planting season in dispute with maize. But they were able to see more progress in the field.
Climate is not an exclusive concern of the United States. In Brazil, weather conditions continue to worsen the second crop of corn. “In southern Paran, for example, good quality corn is down 62% to 40% a week,” says McKinnis. The formation of atmospheric blockades will prevent cold slopes from coming to the south of Brazil from advancing to other parts of the second crop of corn in Brazil and some places such as the west of Sவோo Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul have not received significant rainfall for a long time. 70 days.
In Ukraine and Russia, climate models also point to problems for the summer. June, July and August prove to be the driest months, with reports of successful farming suggesting that wheat, corn and oats will be in full growth.
In Canada, there is no moisture in the lowlands for the entire winter, and now there is no forecast of rain. “Isolated strokes are only likely to occur in two weeks, and nowhere in the country’s plains is there enough moisture in the soil.” Drought is already worrying people there, “McKinnis said.