Day one of the Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour is underway. So far, participants have made stops in parts of eastern Kansas and Nebraska. Executive Vice President Dave Green says the crop just south and west of Manhattan, Kansas looks better than expected. “There’s no disease, the tillers have pretty good color and yield estimates are in the mid-to-upper 40s bushels per acre. The crop is supposed to get drier the further we move west,” says Green. However, it’s early in the winter wheat season and a lot can change. “The wheat will be improving or declining from the time we look at it. We consider this a first look at the potential of the crop.”
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