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.
Here are some highlights from the day.
This Washington Co field came in at 44 bpa: Still tillering.
Spotty stand east of Smith Center. Very little soil moisture available.
Stop near Zurich could do better than est 25.6 bpa, but some potential freeze damage is evident.
Decatur County. Short wheat with no sub-soil moisture. Yield estimate is 30 bpa if it rains again.
Kent Symns from Farmer Direct and Jorge Karl from Brazil inspect a field on day one of #wheattour14
#wheattour14 attire. Just another late April day in Kansas.
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