OMAHA (DTN) -- Seasonal conditions for Midwest planting and early crop development, and a chance for showers in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
FAVORABLE MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for improving conditions to plant corn over all but the northern Midwest. Moderate to heavy rain in the northern Midwest this week will disrupt fieldwork and planting. Conditions elsewhere will continue to be more favorable for planting along with early crop development.
VARIABLE SOUTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE
The eastern half of the Southern Plains region has seen moderate to locally heavy rain in the past five days. This moisture will improve conditions for wheat. However, drought areas of west-central and southwest Kansas, southeast Colorado, west Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle missed out on these rains and continue under stress. This sector of the region has a generally dry 10-day forecast, along with above normal temperatures.
WARMER IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, warmer weather will help improve soil temperatures and encourage planting early this week. A brief cool spell is expected later in the week. Rainfall chances increase somewhat during this week but mostly for the southern part of the region.
FAVORABLE DELTA TREND
In the Delta, continued warm and dry weather through the weekend is favorable for planting and crop development.
DRY AND WARM IN PRAIRIES
Canadian Prairies crop areas will be very warm and dry through the weekend. This pattern will allow for fieldwork progress. However, dryness is a concern over much of the region. Long-range outlooks suggest that this drier pattern might continue through the rest of the spring into early summer.
SHOWERS FOR BRAZIL
Brazil’s central crop areas have light to moderate rain in the forecast for this week. The rain will be beneficial to second-crop (safrinha) corn.
WEEKEND RUSSIA SHOWERS
Southern Russia wheat areas had some favorable rain showers over the weekend. Ukraine is slated to receive moisture this week.
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