Minnesota Farmer


After the frost
May 9, 2010, 4:01 pm
Filed under: cold, Corn, Farm, frost, garden, Minnesota, Soybeans, spring, Uncategorized, weather | Tags: , , , , ,

We woke to temperatures below freezing.  Frost on the ground is not what we want to see after so much is planted and some even has emerged.  Now we find out how much damage was done.  We did have temperatures down to 28 for a while.  Some plants will be able to handle it, some will not.

The corn that is up should be able to take the cold, I’m not sure if the soybeans I’ve heard some people have up will.  The growing point on corn stays below ground for quite a while.  Soybeans put their growing point right out for the cold to damage.  I’ll be watching to see what may happen to the garden produce that I have up.

We have rain forecast for the next two days.  Temperatures should increase through out the week.  Hopefully this is the last cold for the spring.

Michael

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