Freeze could hurt wheat yields in Western Nebraska

Wheat fields across the country are already hurting and freezing temperatures in the Nebraska Panhandle last weekend did not do those farmers any favors.

Extension Cropping Specialist, Cody Creech, gives an update.

“What we would be most concerned about and what we would be expecting to see is injury on the head. Most of the wheat right now is in the boot stage or early heading stage, so to evaluate the injury we’ll have to wait 4-6 days then go out and split stems. If it’s still in the boot, we’ll be waiting to see what the tip of that head looks like.”


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