Wheat Conditions Continue to Decline
- Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:18
In its weekly update, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that less than half of Kansas is reporting adequate soil moisture supplies.
The agency rated the condition of the emerging winter wheat as 21 percent poor to very poor. About 46 percent is in fair shape with 31 percent rated good and two percent in excellent condition. Below-normal temperatures have slowed wheat development.
Justin Gilpin is the CEO of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. Gilpin says growers throughout the central corridor have been reporting freeze damage.
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