The Wheat Farmer /
Wheat Varieties for Kansas and
the Great Plains — Your Best Choices
Conditions: The wetter-than-normal precipitation outlook for February was welcome news to some growers, many of whom saw snow in the first week of February. Those who missed it may keep on missing it, as noted from the NOAA monthly drought outlook, shown below. Farmers in the already dry regions aren’t expecting much relief (this month, or this quarter, or even into the rest of the year) where topsoils are extremely dry, and subsoils are depleting. These extremely dry conditions could be critical for many farmers, and will no doubt impact fertility decisions for those considering topdress on wheat: see the latest update on page 7 of the February 2021 issue.