OMAHA (DTN) -- Mixed Midwest harvest conditions, and a variable rain pattern forecast in Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
MIDWEST DRIER WEST, WETTER EAST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for rain and snow in the central and eastern Midwest to be unfavorable for harvest during this week. Western areas will be cold and drier, with better harvest conditions.
DRIER AND COLDER IN NORTHERN PLAINS
The Northern Plains will be cold and dry during this week. This will allow for improved harvest conditions.
COLDER SOUTHERN PLAINS PATTERN
Southern Plains crop areas have lower temperatures to slow pre-winter wheat development this week. Soil moisture is favorable for development in the south and east-central areas. Western areas are still drier.
Central and Canadian Prairies crop areas had rain over the weekend, bringing new harvest delays. Additional moisture is likely this week.
MIXED BRAZIL PATTERN
Across Brazil, above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall this week in northern Parana and Mato Grosso will dry out soils and be unfavorable for continued soybean planting and early crop growth. In southern Brazil, heavy rain in Rio Grande do Sul will be unfavorable for fieldwork. Rain in southern Parana favors planting and development of full season corn.
VARIABLE ARGENTINA RAIN
In Argentina, increasing shower activity will help to improve soil moisture for planting and early growth of corn. However, western areas again will be drier.
MINIMAL BLACK SEA MOISTURE
In the Black Sea region, Russia and Ukraine have no precipitation forecast through the next five days. This dry spell will add to soil moisture deficits and drought concern in northern and western Ukraine.
ISOLATED AUSTRALIA SHOWERS
Across Australia, there were no occurrences of meaningful rain in wheat areas. Some increase in showers may occur in New South Wales and Queensland this coming weekend or early next week.
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