Worried about dicamba? Agrible has the tool to help you spray responsibly.

Dave Pike, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

It seems that every few years Midwest agriculture experiences crop injury resulting from misapplication of herbicides, as growers learn ways to adapt to the changes in technology. This year, numerous cotton fields across the South and soybean fields throughout the Midwest show evidence of dicamba injury.

Enjoyable temps and reduced humidity headed our way

Enjoyable temps and reduced humidity headed our way

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

As we have been forecasting for some time, this weekend we will see a return to more pleasant temperatures and reduced humidity. Some will feel overnight lows in the low 60s to upper 50s. We are watching the position of the ridge to move east around July 18-19, which is the next chance for mid 90s temperatures across the central Corn belt (see July 19 temperature plot below). 

ASABE gives highest honor to Agrible’s Michael Hirschi.

ASABE gives highest honor to Agrible’s Michael Hirschi.

ASABE, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, is recognizing one of Agrible’s own, Michael Hirschi, Ph. D., Senior Sustainability Advisor, as a Grade of Fellow. This is ASABE’s highest honor. To be considered, a candidate must have actively worked in engineering for 20 years, and have been an active ASABE member for 20 years.

More showers and storms on the way

More showers and storms on the way

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

The Eastern corn belt cools down to slightly below average temperatures, while another ridge builds in the Central Plains. It'll be a drier week for all of the corn belt, but there will be a line of scattered showers and storms running North to South through the North Central Plains today that will try to spread East through the middle and end of the week. These storms will be hit or miss across the corn belt. By the end of the week, strong southerly flow under a large Central US ridge will let 90-degree temps spread through the Great Plains. Watch mid-week next week for the next chance for significant, widespread rain and more storms.

Scattered storms this weekend across the corn belt

Scattered storms this weekend across the corn belt

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Widely scattered storms will move in this Friday and through the weekend across the corn belt, with Wisconsin taking the brunt of the greatest storm activity. Most, though, will get through the next few days dry (total accumulated precipitation through Monday morning shown below). Drought conditions will likely worsen in the Dakotas as heat really builds in the northwestern part of the corn belt.

More rain on the way!

More rain on the way!

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

A very active Pacific branch of the jet stream has done its best to eliminate drought across most of the US over the last six months. One region that has not seen its benefits lately has been the Southeast. Fields across the Southeast have seen the emergence of severe drought conditions once again, but the good news is that rain is on its way! The next three days look very wet for those dry peanut and cotton fields in the Southeast. These rains will go a long way to help fight small brush/forest fires in the region too.

Agrible, Inc. donates to Illinois FFA and 4-H via unique campaign

Agrible, Inc. donates to Illinois FFA and 4-H via unique campaign

Cynthia Bruno
Chief Strategy Officer

At Agrible, we believe in giving back. The tools we build do just that. Our Morning Farm Report software is designed to help growers the minute they add fields by providing real-time insights. Those insights are powerful, and as growers ourselves, we know that’s what farmers need—tools that immediately help them build a better future. 

Congratulations University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates!

Congratulations University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates!

Congratulations to all the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduates on their accomplishments. 

This past weekend was booming with excitement in Champaign-Urbana, where more than 13,000 students graduated from the University of Illinois. If you’re anything like us, seeing the graduates move on to their next big chapter, reminded us of our own graduation.

Are you in the higher risk areas for severe weather?

Are you in the higher risk areas for severe weather?

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

A deep trough in the jet stream over the western US provides the necessary upper-level support for Great Plains and Midwest severe weather. With over 200 reports of hail and high winds on Monday, farmers need to keep an eye on the radar again today if you fall into the higher risk areas for severe weather. The trough in the jet stream keeps a big section of the Central US and Midwest wet. Total accumulated rainfall through Sunday is shown below. 

Seedling blight or Protoporphyrinogen Oxidase (PPO) injury?

Jason Little
Director of Sales

With the recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, early planted soybeans showing signs of stunting could be a common sight throughout the Midwest.  Large areas of the soybean fields in Central Illinois planted the third week of April are looking pale and stunted, and lesions are present.  To find out the cause, you’ll need to take a walk and dig up plants in the affected areas.
 

More wet weather to impact #Plant17 this week

More wet weather to impact #Plant17 this week

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

Midweek Ag Forecast highlights:
1. Chances for severe weather for the next three days across the southern plains
2. Widely scattered showers and storms stretch west to east across central US through Thursday
3. Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the week for most ahead of next low-pressure system
4. US Drought Monitor shows the smallest coverage of drought since its inception in 2000 with less than 5% of the country in D1-D4 stage drought