Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Wheat Harvest Rolls Into The Area
07/01/2013

With the Kansas Wheat harvest about 60% complete, a clearer picture of the crop quality and production throughout the state is starting to develop.

 

Ken Jameson, vice president of the grain division of Garden City Co-op says yields are poor in his trade area, with yields ranging from 5 to 40 bushels per acre and averaging about 20. Test weight has averaged 60 pounds per bushel and protein ranges from 12 to 14. The area's dryland wheat farmers were hit first by drought, then by freeze; irrigated wheat production will be far less than normal due to freeze damage this spring and late-season heat. The cooperative has 18 locations in southwest Kansas and will take in about 30% of a normal wheat crop, Jameson says.

 

Jerald Kemmerer, general manager of Pride Ag Resources in Dodge City, says harvest in the area is about three-quarters finished, but this is the third year in a row that yields have been disappointing. Yields range from singe digits to 30 bushels per acre, averaging 25 bushels per acre. Test weight averages 58.5 pounds per bushel, and protein ranges from 10-13, with more wheat in the upper end of that spectrum.

Liberal Has yet to report.

© Kansas Wheat Commission
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Liberal City Commission Approves Ball Complex Design, Funding
LPD Seeks Suspect
57 Wild Horses Die After Transfer To Scott City
Turpin Makes Move to 8 Man this Fall  
Early Riser Kiwanis To Offer Colorado Peaches and Pears
SWMC Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician
Grant County Collision Injures Two
Some Kansans Could Lose Health Care Coverage
You Drink, You Drive, You Lose
Don Scott To Retire, Successor Sought By Republican Party
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Texhoma Re-Tools with New Coach  
Crops Starting To Show Stress
480 Board Approves Process of Appeal for Fired Teachers
Registered Sex Offender in Hamilton County Pleads Guilty
Don Scott To Retire, Successor Sought By Republican Party
Kansas, Oklahoma Unemployment Up Slightly
LPD Seeks Suspect
Early Riser Kiwanis To Offer Colorado Peaches and Pears
Cline Teaches LHS Moms Football 101
New Coach Leads Skilled Hooker Bulldogs  
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group