Home > News > Drought Expands, Lends Worry to 2023 Planting Season

Fall temperatures and the level of precipitation play a big role in the success of any harvest, but also point toward the potential success of the next planting season. Data from WeatherTrends360 shows this first full week of October has been the driest in more than 30 years. Drought continues to plague shipping along the Mississippi River.

Upcoming weather is tending cooler but close to normal in the Corn Belt as a whole. Another chance for freeze or frost will come in the second half of the week with northern areas possibly seeing snowflakes. The dry conditions are beneficial for the further drying down of corn, something many areas have been challenged with. The spread of drought conditions will challenge cover crop stands this fall and make for dry soils for planting in 2023.

Read more on ongoing Corn Belt weather trends here.


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