Hot, Windy Weather Stressing Hard Red Winter Wheat

March 15, 2012

Hot and dry weather is stressful for developing wheat in the Great Plains.   Maximum temperatures today are expected to be in the upper 70s F to low 80s,  and 15-20 F above normal in hard red winter wheat.   Strong gusty winds are developing causing a rapid depletion in topsoil moisture.

USDA reported Kansas wheat was completely out of dormancy March 11 and 4% was jointed.   Topsoil moisture was rated at 35% short-very poor, 61% adequate and 4% surplus.  Conditions are expected to deteriorate this week in the leading US wheat state... subscribers continue to full story...


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