Grazing Management for the ‘Drier than Normal’ Forecast
By Yoana Newman
The seasonal temperature and precipitation forecast for the summer in Wisconsin and Minnesota shows greater chance to experience above than normal temperatures with moderate drought conditions prevailing across the northern Great Lakes region. We are also under a neutral state, not warming “El Niño” or cooler “La Niña” conditions. This scenario for the Upper Midwest is associated with equal chances for warmer and drier summers or no drought conditions. There is no way to be certain what this year’s climatic outcome will be for the rest of the summer, but we can use proper grazing management to minimize the effects of the not-so-ideal scenario should it stay.
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