Winter Wheat

The arctic blast from last week’s impact on the hard-red winter wheat crop in the southern plains is still somewhat unknown.  Some think the snow may have offered some protection, which was probably the case for some, but many areas never really recorded that much snow.  A couple of inches just isn’t enough protection and this event was probably the worst in the past 30 or more years.  From my experience when you hear a particular number, as this percent or these many acres experienced damage, the number is almost always wrong.  What occurred last week was near the extreme of cold for that climate, meaning, my gut tells me there was more damage than some suspect.

Daryl Ritchison