Growing season ends in parts of the upper Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails. Scattered showers dot the southern and eastern Corn Belt. On October 4-5, freezes ended the growing season in parts of the upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, much of Nebraska, parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and northwestern Iowa. Producers are monitoring the effects of cold weather on immature corn and soybeans.

On the Plains, cool weather lingers in the Dakotas, where a freeze ended the growing season on October 4. Freezes also occurred as far south as eastern Colorado and northwestern Kansas. In areas where corn and soybeans were not yet fully mature, producers are evaluating the impact of the freeze. Currently, thunderstorms linger across the southeastern Plains, while warmth is overspreading the High Plains and southern Plains.

In the South, showers and thunderstorms stretch from Kentucky to eastern Texas. Elsewhere, dry weather favors fieldwork, including harvest activities and winter wheat planting preparations.

In the West, very warm, dry weather favors fieldwork, including Northwestern winter wheat planting and early-season harvest efforts for cotton in Arizona and rice in California.

Morning Low Temperature Plot

Weather Alerts

Forecast High Temperatures (National)



Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!

Brownfield Ag News