OMAHA (DTN) -- Dry conditions offering planting progress for the northern and central Midwest, and a new round of beneficial rain for the Southern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
MOSTLY DRY WEEKEND FOR MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for mostly dry conditions in all but the southern Midwest during the weekend. This pattern will be beneficial for corn planting progress. Moderate to heavy rain is indicated for the southern Midwest. The rain will disrupt planting, but will also provide favorable soil moisture for early crop growth.
MORE SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN
In the Southern Plains, a new round of moderate to heavy rain will maintain favorable soil moisture for winter wheat. Rain is also favorable for recently-planted corn.
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DRIER PATTERN IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, dry conditions during the weekend will allow for fieldwork progress. Mild weather will aid in drying out of soils for machinery.
COOL IN PRAIRIES
Canadian Prairies crop areas have generally cool weather with mixed precipitation over the weekend. This pattern will hinder fieldwork progress.
WEEKEND RAINS FOR BRAZIL
Brazil has continued rain through the weekend in most crop areas. This moisture remains favorable for the second-crop corn (safrinha), now into its pollination and early fill stages.
FAVORABLE ARGENTINA CONDITIONS
Across Argentina, a more favorable weather pattern for finishing crops and harvest is in effect. Light to moderate showers are indicated for Cordoba and Santa Fe early next week, but most of the time it will be drier.
WEEKEND UKRAINE AND RUSSIA PRECIPITATION
Ukraine and Russia have cool to cold weather through the weekend. This trend will slow winter grain development along with germination of spring grains; however, crop loss is not indicated. Rain moving across South Ukraine towards South Russia maintains favorable soil moisture. Dryness concerns in central Ukraine are easing.
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