Crop scouts dodge rain to survey damaged wheat

Crop scouts dodge rain to survey damaged wheat

Crop tour of Kansas wheat fields finds concerning incidence of disease in some areas.

CROP scouts touring Kansas wheat fields tolerated soaking rain and tornadoes last week as they inspected vast areas of drought-damaged wheat, with some fields rivaling the conditions of last year's poor crop.

However, there were enough better-performing fields that the tour's average yield estimate for Kansas was 35.9 bu. per acre, with production expected to be 288.5 million bu. Estimates from last year's tour were a yield of 33.2 bu. and producti

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