NEWS
Waiting on Wheat Warm-Up
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Mar 11, 2015 06:43 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Kent Eddy has been waiting four long months to see if a vicious November cold snap damaged the 1,000 acres of winter wheat dormant in his southwestern Kansas fields.

With 60- and 70-degree Fahrenheit temperatures warming the Great Plains this week, farmers may soon get their first chance to check on the condition of the wheat crop.

"You need a minimum of four days of growth -- 40 degrees or above," said University of Kentucky Extension agronomist Carrie Knott. "But it's best if you wait seven days. If you go too early to try to assess ...

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