Updated 2″ Soil Temps through April 10

by Greg LaBarge, Fulton County

With a couple of warm days, soil temperatures improved over the weekend. The bigger issue with getting our in area fields will be the rainfall.  In case you do not have a rain gauge out here are some rainfall amounts for April 1-11 from some area locations. Rainfall totals for the period were 1.08 inches at the Northwestern Research Station, 1.24 inches at Defiance, 1.75 at Lima, 1.29 at Wauseon, 1.08 at VanWert, 1.74 Montpelier, and 1.92 at Toledo Express Airport.

From a GDD accumulation standpoint for the period Wauseon has accumulated 50, Lima 61, Northwest Branch (Custar) 52,  and Ottawa has 52 GDD.

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