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Winter wheat continues to suffer from drought

Crop conditions around Kansas vary as the weather turns warmer and the delicate growing season for winter wheat is underway. Freeze damage and drought are a major concern for many areas of the state. The crop is battling ranging temperatures and lack of moisture.
Guorong Zhang, wheat breeder at the K-State Agricultural Research Center at Hays, said about 1/3 of fields do not have a very good stand, with many showing drought stress. Zhang reported that while a few varieties have shown signs of winterkill, it is only a small percentage.
“If we get rain, the wheat will be ...


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