Rainfall Increases Wheat Planting, More Needed To Replenish Dry Fields

September 27, 2011

Rainfall over the past 10 days has been significant,  jumpstarting wheat planting in the Southern Great Plains.    Kansas winter wheat planting reached 20% complete, Oklahoma, 11%,  Texas 14%.

Despite good progress last week, sowing is still behind normal, due to extreme drought previously in the Southern Great Plains.   The absence of subsoil moisture means that heavy, follow-up rainfall is needed to obtain favorable germination rates and high plant populations... subscribers continue to full story...

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