Global Agri-Weather Highlights

11/01/11 -- World agri-weather highlights from Martell Crop Projections:

  • Subzero temperatures overnight in Great Plains hard red winter wheat; most areas were protected by snow dry, cold forecast in week ahead

  • Troublesome heat (mid 90s F) returns to Mato Grosso Brazil; not enough rain in the forecast to compensate; soybeans also at risk in South Brazil with dry forecast

  • Argentina soy and corn under stress with low rainfall, now affecting northern half of the grain belt; forecast rather dry only 0.50 - 0.75 " expected next week against 1 inch normally

  • Bitterly cold and dry conditions have eased in northern Europe; welcome precipitation will replenish dry wheat and rapeseed areas UK, Benelux, northern Germany, Denmark, Sweden

  • It won't stop raining in Queensland, Australia; new flooding with another 4-5 inches of rain; New South Wales and Victoria got 1-2 inches

  • North China Plain drought-stressed wheat is dormant with sub-freezing temps; no hope for rain in the 7-day outlook

  • India weather unremarkable with dry conditions in winter monsoon

  • Russia Black Sea wheat is slipping into dormancy 4-6 weeks late; very low winter precipitation has occurred the past 60 days; snow needed but forecast remains dry