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Day One of Wheat Quality Council Winter Wheat Tour- Lowest Estimates Since 2001

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:40:23 CDT

Day One of Wheat Quality Council Winter Wheat Tour- Lowest Estimates Since 2001 The Executive Director of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, Tim Bartram, is traveling on the 2014 Wheat Quality Council's Winter Wheat Crop Tour this week- and after day one, he shared these thoughts with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network about what was being seen in north central Kansas, southern counties in Nebraska and on into northwestern Kansas. "The first day avg was 34.7 bushels per acre over 271 stops made by all tour participants. This is down from 43.8 bushels per acre last year and is the lowest by 6 bushels in last 8 years. The tour covered from Manhattan to Colby.

"The primary limiting factor was lack of moisture. This lack of moisture was shown by several symptoms including plant height, number of tillers, stand, head size, and blowing dust. The best wheat was north of I-70 into southern Nebraska, with the yields decreasing as you go west. Extension personnel from Kansas State University reported that the crop had deteriorated over the past week and the weather forecast was not favorable for the crop to improve. While we had light rain today it was not enough or in the right areas to help the crop much. Producers from south of Colby reported that we would see worse conditions as we move south. Other reports predicted that we would not see much improvement as we move into Wichita area late tomorrow."

The Kansas Wheat Council also is participating in the 2014 tour- and they posted on their blog about day one- including some very telling pictures about the condition of the 2014 crop- click here for that day one report from the Kansas Wheat Council.

The picture above is from the Kansas Wheat Council blog and was taken near Smith Center, Kansas on Tuesday- showing limited potential and very dry conditions.

You can follow Day Two of the Wheat Tour on Twitter using the hashtag #WheatTour14

Oklahoma Crop Scouts will gather in Oklahoma City Wednesday morning to report on the size and condition of the Oklahoma wheat crop- and the numbers gathered on the Oklahoma crop will be reported Wednesday evening during the Day Two report session of the Wheat Quality Council tour in Wichita, Kansas.



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