Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
60°F
Dew Point
60°F
Humidity
100%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.03 in. F
Visibility
7.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:19 a.m.
Sunset
07:35 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 60 to 74 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
85°F / 60°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
87°F / 65°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
88°F / 67°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
88°F / 70°F
Sunny
Friday
87°F / 70°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
87°F / 70°F
Light Rain
Sunday
79°F / 57°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 85 to a low of 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 79 to 85 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 81 to 67 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 67 to 64 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 87 to a low of 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 10 miles per hour from the southwest. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

Rain a mixed blessing

for Arkansas cotton crop

July 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Recent rain has generally helped the Arkansas cotton crop, but the accompanying cloudy conditions may impact yield.

Tom Barber, extension cotton agronomist and associate professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said he's checked on-farm demonstration plots and the rain has fluffed up plants.

"The extended period of cloudy conditions and rain has brought new life to many of these fields," Barber said.

"However, this 'new life,' has not come without cost: We have shed many cotton flower buds and flowers as a result of the cloudy conditions and rainfall."

The flowers are important, as they form the cotton bolls.

Barber said he's been fielding calls from concerned producers.

Overall, the crop is in pretty good shape, Barber said.

Cotton growers are also facing problems with tarnished plant bugs and spider mites, with the plant bug numbers increasing sharply over the past couple of weeks.

In some places, the pests are two to three times above the threshold density that indicates farmers should apply pesticides.

All in all, this year's crop appears better than average, Barber said.

Before harvest, farmers have to defoliate the crop so the farm machinery picks cotton without intermingling leaves.

"We'll be defoliating in August," Barber said. "This will be the best cotton we've ever defoliated in August."

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