IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Soil is warming

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 07:25 AM

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The featured chart is of 4 inch soil temperature and solar radiation from the Ames AgClimate site for the past 60 days. Soil temperatures have warmed to levels necessary for planting corn, but soil moisture remains high making tillage difficult. While today looks great for drying out the fields, more rain is on the way for Thursday with a couple rounds of thunderstorms forecasted.

Good = 12
Bad = 5