More than 60 percent of the United States is currently covered in some form of drought, including potato growing areas in North Dakota and Minnesota. Nutrien Ag Solutions Atmospheric Scientist Eric Snodgrass says at this point, there’s no solid evidence drought will persist and worsen in the spring. Snowfall is being monitored. “One of the concerns I’ll have moving forward will be to see how much of that drought we eat away this winter. What do the soil moisture values look like through spring in the upper Midwest to understand what conditions to expect in 2021.” Snodgrass was part of the virtual Potato Expo.
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