Winter Wheat Development Slowed By Cool, Wet Weather

KSCB News - March 30, 2010 12:00 am

– Cool, wet weather has held back the

development of the Kansas winter wheat crop.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that only

8 percent of the wheat is now jointed, compared with an average of

17 percent in late March.

About 88 percent of the acreage has broken dormancy.

Twelve percent of the wheat is rated in excellent condition,

with 58 percent rated good and 25 percent fair. Just 5 percent of

the crop was in poor to very poor condition.

 

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