Concerns of Freeze Damage to Central Kansas Wheat

May 3, 2017 10:30 AM

Blizzard conditions not only put cattle in danger it also put a large portion of the Kansas wheat crop in jeopardy.

The storm hit as scouts were ready to head out on the annual Wheat Quality Council Winter Wheat Tour.

According to Aaron Harries, vice president of research and operations for Kansas Wheat, there was snow falling on the tour three years ago, but the group hasn’t seen anything like the blizzard before.

“What we’re going to have to look for central Kansas that didn’t get the snow,” said Harries. “We have to look for any symptoms of what freeze damage we might have.”

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