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Winter Wheat Survival

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Spring has sprung and fields are turning green.

After a long winter the winter wheat fields are finally popping through the ground. 
Ducks Unlimited Agronomist Blake VanderVorst says winter survival is better than expected.
He says the fields in the northeast part of the state have the best emergence because of the heavier snow pack.
VanderVorst has been scouting fields across the state. 
He says some plants look dead, but he thinks they'll survive. 

(Blake VanderVorst / DU Agronomist) "Within the same field and sometimes within the same grow row you'll see a mix of plants that appeared to have died due to winter kill and then on the next row, you'll find a nice green row. The one thing we were a little bit surprised of is that the condition is actually better than we expected based on the fall growth. We are optimistic more of these fields are going to make it than we are going to lose."

VanderVorst says a late snow storm and our recent rain was just what this crop needed.

(Blake VanderVorst / DU Agronomist) "As much as we didn't like that 20 inches of snow it was a God send for the winter wheat because it rewettened that surface area which meant a tremendous amount to that wheat crown on that poorly developed plant."

VanderVorst says winter wheat fields further south, in the Kansas and Nebraska area, are struggling due to a lack of moisture this fall.
There are roughly 400-thousand winter wheat acres in North Dakota.

 

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