OMAHA (DTN) -- Freeze-free conditions in the central U.S. forecast and a dry-and-hot trend in central Brazil are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
MILD IN CENTRAL U.S.
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for above- to much-above-normal temperatures to favor corn and soybean development in the Midwest. There are no signs of damaging cold for at least the next 10 days.
SHOWERS FOR NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, periods of showers and thunderstorms in the next five days will bring some new flood threats. Temperatures remain mild for late-planted crop development.
MAINLY DRY IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, more widespread rain is needed for soil moisture ahead of winter wheat planting. Very little rain is indicated during the coming week.
DELAYED PRAIRIES PROGRESS
In the Canadian Prairies, a cool-and-wet pattern during the past week was unfavorable for maturing crops and early harvests, especially through south-central and east areas. Conditions will be warmer and drier this week. However, rain chances resume late in the week.
BRAZIL HEAT AND DRYNESS
Brazil's crop areas in Brazil will be dry and hot through this week, delaying soybean planting.
EUROPE DRYNESS CONCERN
In Europe, dryness remains of concern in many crop areas, notably in France, Belgium and parts of western Germany. Only limited rainfall is indicated in the five to seven-day forecast.
CONTRASTING BLACK SEA CONDITIONS
In the Black Sea region, western and northern Ukraine have dryness concern following several weeks of dry conditions. South and east Ukraine through southern Russia have showers and generally more favorable conditions for the new winter wheat seeding.
WEAKENING INDIA MONSOON
Monsoon rains are weakening in India. This is a seasonal feature. Recent rains have been very favorable for crops.
MINIMAL AUSTRALIA RAIN
Across Australia, most eastern wheat areas remain dry, with lower production expected. Western Australia wheat has a more favorable moisture assessment.
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