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Area Farmers Wary of a Spring Freeze
04/12/2012
 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Recent rain in Kansas has been good for

the state's wheat crop, but agriculture officials say they're still

concerned that a late freeze could hurt the harvest.

The lack of rain in Kansas last year was rough on the state's

wheat crop. But this year, thanks to spring rains the crop has

potential.

State Climatologist Mary Knapp told The Hutchinson News

(http://bit.ly/HzYJK8 ) that since September, some southwestern

Kansas farmers have recorded nearly 9 inches of rain on their

thirsty fields - well above the nearly 7-inch average for the

period.

John Holman, an agronomist with Kansas State Extension based in

Garden City, said the crop is so ahead of schedule it's vulnerable

to a Spring freeze.

He said the recent damp, wet days also make the wheat ripe for

rust.

© Associated Press
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