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Excellent Moisture, Low Temps and Dry Spell Combine for Perfect Fall Planting Conditions in the State

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:50:30 CDT

Excellent Moisture, Low Temps and Dry Spell Combine for Perfect Fall Planting Conditions in the State Oklahoma has broken from its semi-tropical start to September with dreary skies and rain. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, the moisture received over the last several days has been enough to almost eradicate all but 27.24 percent of drought in the state. With rainfall occurring even after the last cutoff date for the most recent Drought Monitor, itís likely much of that will be chipped away in the next report out Thursday.

Past this point, McManus has called for an extended dry period in the state. But, the abundance of moisture and the prospect of dry surface area is welcome news for farmers looking to get moving on planting their fall wheat pastures or canola fields. These conditions coupled with the cooler temperatures of late combine for the perfect environment to commence the planting season here in Oklahoma.

For producers considering getting in a canola crop this year, now is the right time as the crop insurance window for the commodity is open as of today and will last for one month ending on October 10th.

For a closer look at the rainfall total map above or to check out the latest weather outlook from McManus, click here to jump to his Mesonet Ticker site.



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