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Soybeans stressed; fire danger medium-high in Platte County, Missouri
7/12/2018 11:09:22 AM

Platte County, MO

Start Date: 7/11/2018 - End Date: 7/11/2018
Fire danger is medium high due to lack of rain last 10 days and the increase in above normal temperatures. Hay is short and the grass rebound will be reduced for fall as the days go without rain. Soybeans are being to stress from heat and lack of moisture. Dews have stopped. Corn pollination and niching problems becoming apparent. Water supplies are fine now. Cattle are taking the heat okay. Fruits and nuts may suffer as they are at the beginning of filling out for fall. Land work continues unabated, road construction should be ahead of schedule. More bumble bees this year than in previous years. Maybe they are beginning to cycle up. Butterflies really enjoying the wild flowers and the butterfly gardens and planting I have out for them. Common milkweed patches will welcome the Monarch this summer, I purposely left some big patches for that butterfly. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Parkville 6.2 WNW on 7/11/2018