ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota farmers have seen their first widespread frost of the season, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly crop weather report.
Frost first arrived last Thursday morning, with another round of harder frosts on Sunday morning. Although the frost was light in many areas, scattered fields may have had a killing frost.
Rainfall continues to skirt the central portion of the state, where topsoil moisture conditions remain very short to short. Topsoil moisture conditions across the state were rated 28 percent very short, 34 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. There were an average of 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Dry conditions have pushed corn to mature quickly.
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