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Weather Topics Affecting Manure Management on Missouri Farms.

Soil Temperatures Reach Optimum Levels for Fall Nitrogen Application in Mid November in Northern Missouri.
Fall anhydrous ammonia and other sources of ammonium nitrogen (e.g. liquid manure) applications for corn are likely to lead to overwinter losses unless they are delayed until average soil temperatures drop below 40oF.  Soil temperatures in Novelty MO reached that level in the middle of November, two weeks ahead of normal.

Soil Temperature Novelty MO - late Nov.

Click [ here ] to view a table of 6 inch soil temperatures from other Missouri locations.

For more [ Information ] about fall anhydrous ammonia application.


2008 has been a really wet year!  To date 2008 is the wettest year on record, wetter than 1993.  Dr. Pat Guinan, State Climatologist, put together a presentation highlighting some of the exceptional weather events from 2008.  This information was presented at the 2008 University of Missouri Swine Institute. Click here to view.