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April 12, 2020
Horizon Point Report for Farmer Jones' Home Place
Spring Planting Soil Temperature Chart
Soil temperature, not air temperature, controls germination of seeds. Soil temperature needs to be above 50°F for corn to germinate and 60°F for soybeans to germinate. Optimum temperatures for germination are higher.
Click [ here ] to view a table of 2-inch soil temperatures from other Missouri locations.
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All comments regarding this chart or the use of graphics in your report are welcome and desired.
Horizon Point Weed Scouting Aid
This information should be used as a general guide to aid in weed scouting and weed
management decisions. These calculations are based on the ambient air degree days
accumulated since January 1. Additional factors, such as the soil type, amount of
rainfall received, and the presence of crop residue will have a significant impact
on the likelihood of weed emergence in a given situation.
The following weeds could have emerged in your area recently:
|The following weeds could be emerging in your area by the date given.|
Calculations based on growing degree days.
|Stage of Development
|* Begin scouting on second instar.|
| ||Historical|| ||Forecast|
| ||Historical|| ||Forecast|
|Air Max (ºF)||62||72||76||78||80||81||80||80|
|Air Min (ºF)||37||40||48||47||55||58||57||59|
|Soil Temp 2" (ºF)||57||57||58||62||-||-||-||-|
|Wind Forecast (mph): *|
|12:00 AM||-||10 S||12 SSE|
|3:00 AM||-||9 S||12 SSE|
|6:00 AM||7 SSE||9 SSE||10 S|
|9:00 AM||10 S||15 S||15 S|
|12:00 PM||14 S||17 S||17 S|
|3:00 PM||15 S||15 S||14 S|
|6:00 PM||9 S||12 SSE||9 S|
|9:00 PM||9 SSE||12 SSE||-|
|* ie: 10 N = 10 mph wind blowing from north.|
|Est. Rainfall Needed for Runoff|
(Soil Category: Very Slow Infiltration Soil)
| Bare Soil||0.30||0.30||0.30|
| Row Crop - Conservation practices in place.||1.12||1.12||1.12|
| Row Crop - Without conservation practices.||0.47||0.47||0.47|
| Pasture (Cool Season) - Good condition.||1.19||1.19||1.19|
| Pasture (Cool Season) - Poor condition.||0.59||0.59||0.59|
| Pasture (Warm Season) - Good condition.||1.19||1.19||1.19|
| Pasture (Warm Season) - Poor condition.||0.59||0.59||0.59|
|Cattle Heat Stress Index|
|1:00 AM ||- ||Comfort ||Comfort |
|4:00 AM ||- ||Comfort ||Comfort |
|7:00 AM ||Comfort ||Comfort ||Comfort |
|10:00 AM ||Comfort ||Comfort ||Comfort |
|1:00 PM ||Comfort ||Comfort ||Comfort |
|4:00 PM ||Comfort ||Danger ||Comfort |
|7:00 PM ||Comfort ||Comfort ||Comfort |
|10:00 PM ||Comfort ||Comfort ||- |
You have selected to include the following reports but they are unavailable for 04/12/2020.
Click the report title for additional information and/or an example of the report.Grain Drying
Black Cutworm (BCW) Alert
Black Cutworm Capture
True Armyworm Capture
Fall nitrogen application chart
The following reports are being generated for this location but are not currently selected for viewing.
Click the report title for additional information and/or an example of the report.Poultry stress index
|University of Missouri Extension|
Commercial Agriculture Program
MU Integrated Pest Management
North Central Risk Management Education Center
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