Wheat Tour 14, Day 1

The #wheattour14 started off cool and rainy, and ended with an estimated yield of 34.7 bushels per acre, down from 43.8 last year and a five year average of the same, 43.8 bpa. Today’s numbers were the lowest since 2001. Tour participants sampled 271 fields.

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Here are some highlights from the day.

This Washington Co field came in at 44 bpa: Still tillering.

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Spotty stand east of Smith Center. Very little soil moisture available.

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Stop near Zurich could do better than est 25.6 bpa, but some potential freeze damage is evident.

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Decatur County. Short wheat with no sub-soil moisture. Yield estimate is 30 bpa if it rains again.

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Kent Symns from Farmer Direct and Jorge Karl from Brazil inspect a field on day one of

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attire. Just another late April day in Kansas.

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Follow updates on Twitter at #wheattour14.

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