It’s been a good spring for farmers so far, despite last night’s freeze in parts of Missouri. After last year’s flooding, drought and harsh spring, farmers are getting a leg up on planting this year. Pat Guinan is a climatologist with the University of Missouri’s Commercial Agricultural Program.
He says mid-April frosts are typical in Missouri, but an early spring and warm March meant farmers were able to was exceptional for spring planting. He says last night and tonight’s frost should be mild and expects Missouri crops … and farmers … to benefit from good weather.
Temperatures are forecast to be back in the 60s and 70s tomorrow and into the weekend, with a few chances for rain, which Guinan says we can use.
This year’s crops are about three weeks ahead of schedule, Guinan says, as well as the rest of Missouri’s foliage.