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Twenty degree temperature swing

Posted by Russel Higgins - Weather

I had the chance to travel the last several days, including a trip to Stockton in Jo Daviess County for an agronomy program, to campus to research images for a 100 years of Extension and Agriculture display (more on this at a later date) and finally over to Manteno to provide an entomology program at Camp Shaw. While many crops looked very good, even excellent, it is apparent which areas went into last weeks hot weather with moisture or received moisture and those that did not. Areas that missed are exhibiting stress, especially on the lighter soils (picture taken near Coal City). While the cooler weather we are experiencing is helping delay the moisture stress to a degree, rainfall is needed soon in these areas. The NIARC is very fortunate, picking up another 4 tenths by mid afternoon on this Friday.

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