Drought Struggles Continue in Hard Red Winter Wheat

October 25, 2011

Extremely low rainfall August-October is worrisome for bread wheat prospects in the United States.  It is the second year in a row of serious drought. 

The USDA issued the first official winter wheat ratings of the new season showing 47 percent good-excellent, 37 percent fair and 16 percent poor-very poor as of October 23.   Crop condition reports are not useful at this stage since only 56% of winter wheat has germinated and “emerged” .    

Planting was 82% complete in hard red winter wheat.   The 7 key bread wheat states Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota produce 58% of United States winter wheat... subscribers continue to full story...


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