Prairie Drought Fears Grow in a Warm March

March 29, 2012

While precipitation has improved this month in Alberta and Manitoba, large swaths of Saskatchewan remained dry.   Soil temperatures have warmed up rapidly from a persistent ridge of high pressure that has dominated North America.    An early planting campaign is anticipated,  beneficial in the  northern latitudes, but field moisture needs to increase for a favorable crop outlook.   

Field conditions have improved in Alberta and portions of Manitoba,  but much of Saskatchewan has remained dry in March... subscribers continue to full story...

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