HRW Wheat Tour Day 1 43.8 BPA
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed May 1, 2013 01:05 PM CDT

COLBY, Kan. (DTN) -- From browning leaf tips to wheat so badly harmed it had already been sprayed with RoundUp, scouts on the Hard Red Winter Wheat tour Tuesday saw the gamut of freeze damage in fields, but drought is what weighed on yields the most.

The average yield for the first day of the tour came in at 43.8 bushels per acre, compared to 53.4 bpa last year and 40 bpa in 2011. Scouts estimated the crop has four to six weeks until harvest in central Kansas and is at least eight weeks away from harvest in the northern ...

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