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2012 Hard Winter Wheat Tour Yield Estimates

May 1, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

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During the 55th annual Hard Winter Wheat Tour, put on by the Wheat Quality Council, around 100 scouts are crisscrossing Kansas, as well as parts of Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Watch this video to learn how yield estimates are determined for each field.

The official yield formula for mature (headed wheat):
(Heads/foot x Number of spikelets x kernels per spikelete / row width) x 0.48 = Yield
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Stay tuned to for more coverage of the 2012 Hard Winter Wheat Tour. You can also follow the tour on twitter at #wheattour12.


How does your wheat crop look? Submit your report to AgWeb Crop Comments.


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RELATED TOPICS: Wheat, Agronomy, Crops, Wheat Tour

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PullMyFinger - Chappell, NE
The "stellar" wheat crop is freezing here in the Nebraska panhandle this morning.
6:26 AM May 8th



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