The Kansas wheat crop was widely variable as it went into dormancy. Kansas Wheat Vice President of Research Aaron Harries says the northwest third of the state is the concern. “We’ve had good moisture in the central and parts of southern Kansas, but the northwest third of the state has been dry and we’ve had cold weather and wind impacting the wheat crop. Some of the wheat crop hasn’t emerged. The wheat crop isn’t necessarily in a stage of growth, but temperatures below zero are a concern when there’s no snow cover.” With the crop still in dormancy, Harries says farmers won’t know if there has been any damage until spring.
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