Spring planting forecast looks good

April 15, 2010

An Indiana climate specialist says the state's spring planting forecast is looking good, with rain and temperatures expected to be close to normal. Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa said many Indiana farmers are eager to plant this month after last year's slow, wet start to the planting season. He said the forecast for the rest of the spring looks much better than a year ago, when the state's weather was dominated by the La Nina weather cycle's cool, wet conditions.