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-- East central Iowa
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Extremely cold weather can damage the vegetative parts of wheat, but symptoms, such as yellowing of tillers, may not appear for a week or more, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. Wheat can routinely take temperatures down to 5 degrees or so without vegetative damage, but heads are more susceptible to temperatures in the 20s and low 30s. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo.)
-- Northwest Saskatchewan
-- Callaway County, Mo.
Grain sorghum under irrigation in Hidalgo County. Most all crops in the Lower Rio Grande Valley are dependent upon irrigation water, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Rod Santa Ana)
-- Fayetteville County, Texas
-- Dooly County, Ga.