Wheat Development Too Advanced in United States Breadbasket

March 6, 2012

Rapidly developing wheat following a warm winter sets the stage for potential freeze damage this spring.

Unseasonably warm weather is causing wheat to develop earlier than usual in the Southern Great Plains.  Kansas wheat has already begun jointing in the south-central district.  Normally this would be occurring 3-4 weeks later.   

The danger is wheat development advances too rapidly, then gets hit by a damaging freeze in the booting-flowering stage.  Subscribers continue to full story...

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