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High Temps and Little Rainfall Across Indiana
Indiana Ag Connection - 07/16/2019

Hot and dry weather allowed for a productive week across the State, according to Greg Matli, state statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. While the dry week allowed for plenty of fieldwork, it left some parts of the State begrudgingly yearning for rain. The average temperature for the week was 76.2 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.0 degree above normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from none to 2.16 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.27 inches. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday.

Soybean planting was finally all but wrapped up last week, but both corn and soybean progress remained well behind schedule.

Farmers were able to take advantage of the dry weather and make significant progress with winter wheat harvest.

Hay cuttings continued to progress behind schedule, resulting in reports of low hay supplies in some areas, but livestock were still enjoying the pasture growth from the wet spring.

Other activities for the week included baling straw, sidedressing corn, applying post-emergent herbicides, replanting where necessary, and attending county fairs.

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