Weather & Wheat: The ongoing challenges for crop producers
Ongoing weather challenges are helping shape wheat research at Oklahoma State University.
The majority of the crop went in late throughout the state due to dry conditions. Wheat also experienced a cold front early on. The University is taking advantage of these weather patterns in their studies over genetic diversity. Master’s Degree students are researching how higher protein accumulates more nitrogen in the stem, which causes the plant to leaf later in the season.
Results from last year’s variety trials can be found HERE.
A farmer in Texas is also having some wheat struggles due to ongoing weather this week. After facing a dust storm, a producer shared this photo on Twitter. He is in the middle of breaking ground again, because recent winds blew out the first try! He says, “When you are in a drought, the way you normally would operate goes out the window!”