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Northwest Area Agronomist Field Report

  It was certainly a challenging year for wheat production in Northwest Kansas. The warm conditions last fall resulted in wheat crowns that had not been hardened when exposed to an arctic blast in mid-November. This resulted in stand reductions in most all fields and increased susceptibility to additional freeze injury. Some varieties were hurt worse than others, however caution should be used in placing too much emphasis on this… Read More »Northwest Area Agronomist Field Report

Central Plains Spring Wheat Tour Update: Lahoma, Oklahoma

By Don Stotts Recent rains and cooler weather have a number of analysts predicting an Oklahoma wheat crop of approximately 108 million bushels, which sounds right to Jeff Edwards, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension small grains specialist, provided temperatures continue to stay 85 degrees Fahrenheit or below. “We need another week to 10 days of this weather to really allow the wheat crop to reach its full potential,” he said, “and… Read More »Central Plains Spring Wheat Tour Update: Lahoma, Oklahoma