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Western Oklahoma Wheat Fields Remain in Critical Condition- Here are the Latest Pictures

Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:31:25 CDT

Western Oklahoma Wheat Fields Remain in Critical Condition- Here are the Latest Pictures On Friday, Farm Director Ron Hays spent the day looking at powder dry wheat fields in west central Oklahoma. Several common themes emerged as stops were made to look at fields in Custer County, Caddo County and Canadian County.

Fields that were grazed for wheat will not produce any wheat for grain this year. The lack of moisture means those fields have more brown dirt showing than green wheat plants.

Many wheat fields are spotty, with many spots that have little or no wheat growing.

Weeds have generally not germinated and there is little weed pressure in the majority of wheat fields.

Where there is a stand of wheat that is thick enough to signal production that could justify a combine, the wheat plants are shorter than normal.

Virtually every field is fully headed out.

Compared to the wheat heads we saw north of Hennessey and north of Covington on Wednesday- the wheat heads we saw on Friday were shorter and smaller.

We have pictures from a half dozen representative wheat fields that we saw within a few miles north or south of I-40. We have a YouTube video of these six fields- just click on the play button in the video window.

AND- you can go and review all of our pictures from our wheat field stops in the five counties in recent days- we have them in a set on Flickr- click here to see those pictures in more detail.

Click here for our report from Wednesday April 20, 2011 with a Toutube showing wheat fields in Kingfisher and Garfield Counties



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