Heat and Drought Taking a Toll on Argentina Crops

February 4, 2013

Drought worries continue in Argentina.  Despite a rash of showers last week,  corn and soybeans did not improve,  due to hot temperatures and very dry field conditions.   The last important rainfall occurred more than one month ago.   

Hot days and cool nights have been the rule in recent weeks.  This reflects a very dry atmosphere.   Persistent high pressure has a stabilizing effect on the weather, causing subsiding air that dries out the atmosphere.  This creates a  hostile environment for showers and thunderstorms.     While scattered showers have developed periodically, rainfall has not been enough to stem the tide of deterioration.    

A rash of showers developed last week mostly outside the primary soybean growing area... subscribers continue to full story...

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