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Posted: 7/6/2012 4:10:01 PM
   

The Drought of 2012

Just wondering how wide-spread is this severe drought we're experiencing here in central Indiana. Officially we had 0.5" of rain on May 2nd and another 0.3" mid-month. Not a drop since then. Some corn in the low ground black dirt actually still has color to it, but not likely pollinating with the days of 100+ F heat we are having. Dire situation. Hit 105 F here today (actual temp - not heat index) and suppose to hit only 103 F tomorrow. Finally some relief in the temperatures predicted for early next week - down into the upper 80's. But still no rain in sight. 30-day forecast is higher than average temps and lower than average rainfall.

Posting a shot out my front door of what was a nice, lush green lawn in early May. Somehow the alfalfa just beyond the yard as kept it's color in the low ground, but you can see in the left hand corner closest to the house it is dying out...

Malcolm and John - See if you can't find some big fans to hook-up to your Massey PTOs or Belt Pulleys and try to blow your weather this direction!!

- JB

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Posted: 7/6/2012 6:17:53 PM
   

RE:The Drought of 2012

Hot and dry in East Central Kansas.  Eleven of the last 13 days, temps have been anywhere between 100* and 107*.  Using lots of water trying to keep tomatoes and peppers alive in the garden.  They are blossoming, but it is too hot for them to set.  I hope they are right about a little cooler weather next week.

Ike


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Posted: 7/6/2012 9:48:35 PM
   

RE:The Drought of 2012

I will try to get some pics tomorrow of yellow corn about 4 feet high, tasseling in Southern Wisconsin.  It is as bad up here as it is in Central Indiana!!  I heard they were disking down corn in Terre Haute.  I would guess the same fate will happen to some of the corn around me.



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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:35:58 PM
   

RE:The Drought of 2012

Here is a pic of a corn field in southern Wisconsin on Saturday.  Not very pretty.

I saw another one coming home just up the road from my house that looks as bad.  I will try to get a pic of it tomorrow. 

Absolutely no rain today and none expected for the week.  Hope the crop insurance is paid up!!

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