2015 Oklahoma Wheat Crop in Pictures- October 15, 2014Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:37:51 CDT
Oklahoma wheat that has emerged as of Mid October is looking good- and with the rains of this past Thursday through Monday- the growth and development of the crop will continue quickly in the next few weeks. We spent time on Wednesday, October 15, taking a look at several wheat fields in Canadian and Kingfisher Counties in Central Oklahoma- and saw a wide range of development as you might expect at this time of year.
The picture above is of a field north of Kingfisher off US 81- likely planted in early September. It's an excellent stand- no weed problems- and while the soil was soft from recent rains- it was not "stick to your boots" muddy. It has good fencing and is a candidate for grazing cattle in the near future. The first picture below is also of that same field- giving a closer look at the growing field plants- now about four inches tall. We have more pictures of this field- click here for the FLICKR set of photos taken October 15.
The next two pictures are of a field that was flatter, had some water standing from this past weekend- and was likely planted in the latter part of September. The second and third pictures below show that this field also has a really good stand- was muddy and stuck to my boots and shows no early weed issues. There were a couple of places in the field where the wheat was likely drowned out- but that was a tiny fraction of the field. This field could catch up and be a candidate for grazing, altho the fencing was not as good as the other field we have shown you- so it may be left for grain only production. Early on- it is getting off to a good start.
More pictures of this wheat field- planted a little later than the first one we stopped at- can be seen in a separate FLICKR set by clicking here.
WheatWatch 2015 is a service of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and the Oklahoma Farm Report- and will be following the 2015 wheat crop in pictures, videos, interviews and more. To learn more about the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and their ongoing mission to serve the Oklahoma wheat producer, click here for their website.
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