OMAHA (DTN) -- A cool Midwest trend, and favorable conditions in the Black Sea region, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
COOL MIDWEST TREND
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for seasonal to below normal temperatures across the Midwest over the next five days. This trend will be favorable for pollinating corn and flowering soybeans. Row crop progress remains the slowest in almost 25 years.
BENEFICIAL SOUTHERN PLAINS PATTERN
In the Southern Plains, a warm but not hot pattern will be mostly favorable for row crops and livestock. The region's winter wheat harvest is almost complete.
SEASONAL NORTHERN PLAINS TEMPERATURES
Northern Plains' crop areas continue with a beneficial combination of seasonal temperatures and periods of rain for crop development.
VARIABLE PRAIRIES RAIN FORECAST
Canadian Prairies' crop areas have a variable rain pattern ahead in the next week. Northern areas will have moderate-to-heavy totals, while southern sectors receive much lighter amounts. Very little rain is indicated for the southwestern sector of the region.
HOT FRANCE PATTERN
Across France, key growing areas are expected to see above to well-above normal temperatures during the next few days, followed by somewhat more variable temperatures after that. The high temperatures Monday reached into the upper 90s Fahrenheit. Showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday and Saturday. Crops in France need more rain and less heat at this time.
FAVORABLE BLACK SEA TREND
In the Black Sea region, corn and sunflower crops in south and east Ukraine through west and south Russia will benefit from periodic showers and a variable temperature pattern during the next 10 days.
VOLGA HEAT WAVE EASES
In eastern Russia crop areas through Kazakhstan, spring wheat has recently been stressed by hot and dry conditions. The pattern has turned somewhat cooler early this week. A more variable temperature pattern is likely during the next week or more. There is no sign of a redeveloping heat wave.
IMPROVED INDIA MONSOON RAIN
Western and north-central India crop areas have seen moderate-to-heavy rain over the past five days. The moisture has improved crop prospects. Additional showers are indicated during the remainder of the week.
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