A Window to Potentially Complete Planting Next Week

by | May 18, 2023 | Indiana Agriculture News, News Feed

Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s Seed Genetics Direct Planting Weather Forecast has a wide-open planting window here over the next week to 10 days.

Before we hit that window, we do have a little bit of moisture moving through this weekend, with a cool front passing through Indiana Friday.

“We’ll see anywhere from a tenth to three quarters of an inch of moisture coming through from this final pass, which coverage will be about 80% of the Hoosier State,” says Martin. “The least likely to get hit area is going to be west central parts of Indiana.”

Martin says clouds give way to sunshine Saturday afternoon, and, “We are sunny, warm, and dry from Sunday right on through next Saturday. The start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend looks great. Evaporation levels will be strong. And I think that we get back to field work, honestly, I think we can nearly complete field work in most of Indiana as we go through next week.”

That will, of course, depend on how much rain you receive this weekend.

Martin’s extended forecast window doesn’t look too shabby either.

“You get out there right into the middle of the Memorial Day weekend, there is a system that’s building in the Upper Midwest, but right now it also seems to want to stay in that area lifting northeast. So, I think we can get through maybe the 28th, may have to keep an eye out for some scattered showers Monday the 29th, Memorial Day itself, but outside of that we should be shifting back to a drier pattern going into that first full week of June.”

Martin lays out his entire Seed Genetics Direct Planting Weather Forecast in written form later Friday here at HoosierAgToday.com. It’s also brought to you by First Farmers Bank & Trust.

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