Great News for Farmers Today Who Want to Do Some Very Early Fieldwork This Week

April 2nd, 2013 at 4:41 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Winds are brisk, the sun is out with that strong early April sun angle & the relative humidity is very low.  It is so low, we are in borderline fire weather, given the abundance of dormant grass still around, specifically the warm-season grasses.

With the very low humidity & rising temperatures, soils are drying rapidly today.  Farm field soils are drying out so quickly with some soil temperatures rising, that I think some farmers may begin anhydrous ammonia application in places later this week.  At the very least, the weather will support top-dressing of wheat, spraying of fields for cool-season weed control & spreading of some dry fertilizers in fields & pastures. 

I was able to get into the garden today & cultivate part of it to plant lettuce & spinach seeds tomorrow, then cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts & kale plants.


5 Responses to “Great News for Farmers Today Who Want to Do Some Very Early Fieldwork This Week”

  1. Cathy says:

    I don’t know what they were doing, but I saw some farm equipment going down the road and I thought that was a good sign.

  2. Brian says:

    I hope it stays that way for tomorrow when I’m putting in 25 peach trees. Last years this time the apricots were already the size of marbles (well, till they froze)…what a difference a year makes.

  3. chris in idaville says:

    Started tomatos indoors Feb 6…. they r big lookin for real sun…come on 70′s

  4. Doug in Flora says:

    Shortly, I should begin my annual murdering of weeds…WOOHAAHAAHAA… ;-)

  5. chris in idaville says:

    That’s a really nice looking raised bed BTW chad…I’m interested to see how it turns out for u….U planning on posting more pictures of throughout the year?

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