Tag Archives: Rain

Dry June Has Scotland County on Brink of Drought Designation

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are “just a few days away from difficult times,” says University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold. “We can go from ‘not so bad’ to ‘pretty bad’ quickly,” Wiebold says. Crops need up to 1-2.2 inches of rain weekly to grow well. In […]

Dry Months Likely to Reduce Crop Yields

Rain needed in September and August to boost corn and soybean yields this year didn’t happen, worsening a growing season fraught with weather woes. Four weather stations in Missouri’s soybean-producing areas report less than a third of the normal September precipitation, says Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri Extension agronomist. A fifth station, in Gentry County, […]

Dry Weather in August May Decrease Yield of Missouri Crops

It’s the worst-case scenario for crop yields—a wet spring and a dry August. After abundant rains in spring and summer, late-planted crops now face droughtlike conditions, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Typically, July weather affects corn yield and early to mid-August weather affects soybean yield, Wiebold says. Not so this year. “With […]

Secretary of Agriculture Designates 98 Missouri Counties as Primary Disaster Areas

The Secretary of Agriculture designated 98 Missouri counties as primary agricultural disaster areas making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). The following counties were designated as primary disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rainfall and […]

Rain, Late Corn Planting Delay Soybean Planting

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row. Delays in corn planting have pushed soybean planting progress well below the five-year average. Soybean planting generally does not begin until corn planting is complete. […]

Producers Must Report Prevented Planting and Failed Acres

A relatively dry March has been replaced by wetter weather in April and May causing some area farmers delays in planting. While rain totals have not been excessive, the timing of the showers has proven troublesome for some producers who are running out of windows to get crops into the ground. Sharon Marks, Executive Director […]

Crops Receive Much Needed Rain Over Weekend

While it may not classify as the fabled “million Dollar” rain farmers often speak fondly of, the weekend precipitation that fell across Scotland County on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, couldn’t help but bring smiles to faces that were beginning to show the strain of concern over dry conditions. According to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail […]