Kansas Wheat Blog
Winter Wheat Crop Lags Behind Normal PacePosted Mar 29, 2010 at 03:49pm by Bill Spiegel
According to the Kansas Agricultural Statistics' weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, only about 8% of the state's wheat crop has jointed - compared to about 18% over the five-year average.
Last week's warmer temperatures, however, helped break the crop out of winter hibernation; about 88% of the crop has broken dormancy. Twleve percent of the crop is rated excellent; 58% good; 25% fair and 5% poor to very poor.
Wind damage to the wheat crop was reported at 86%, none; 12%, light and 2%, moderate. Eighty-five percent of crop has no freeze damage; 13%, light and 2%, moerate. Three percent of the crop shows light insect damage and 5% has light disease damage.
The crop report is online at www.nass.usda.gov/ks.