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Chief meteorologist cautions early planting

Bryce Anderson, Chief Meteorologist for DTN is a seasoned veteran forecaster.

He is sympathetic to farmers who want to plant early but cautions that time is not yet here in 2017.

“It’s not looking real favorable over the next couple of weeks especially,” explained Anderson. “There is going to be a real active round of moisture, some real heavy rains in much of Iowa.”

That is going to hold things up, and keep things cool such as soil temperatures.

Best changes are for Northwestern Iowa, but central, southern, and eastern Iowa Anderson thinks will have some pretty notable disruptions.

He recommends, not changing plans yet. “The end of April’s forecast looks to be better. I think by the end of April we will be looking at a dryer pattern, which will be better with taking care of field work.”

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