Great News for Farmers Today Who Want to Do Some Very Early Fieldwork This WeekApril 2nd, 2013 at 4:41 pm by Chad Evans 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.