NEWS
Winterkill Watch
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Mar 19, 2014 01:31 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Winter wheat is beginning to wake up across Kansas and farmers are worried. Brown patches signify winterkill and the casualty rate appears high this year.

"We are seeing a lot of winterkill; it's worse than usual," Kansas State District Extension Agent Tom Maxwell told DTN. "But it's the whole gamut -- from dead fields to fields growing well."

Maxwell works in the central Kansas counties of Ottawa and Saline, the upper half of a central corridor where most of the state's winterkill cases are being spotted. He estimates that one-third to half the fields in his ...

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