Observations from Dr. Clark Neely

Wheat Freeze Injury Reports March 05, 2019 – Central Texas Recent cold temperatures experienced across the state are causing some alarm for wheat producers. On the morning of Tuesday March 5, low temperatures ranged from near 10oF in the northern Panhandle to mid-teens in the Rolling Plains, low 20’s for much of the Blacklands and mid to upper 20’s for areas of South and Southeast Texas (Figure 1). Most of the wheat in the High Plains and Rolling Plains has not yet begun to joint, which is the… Read More →

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Observations from Dr. Calvin Trostle

May 1 – Northwest South Plains, TX The samples brought to us at the Hale Co. meeting ‘looked fairly good’ but there were many dead growing points, and there were few tillers left to provide any added level of compensation.  The meeting in Hart was similar, several samples there that were in the 60+% range of dead growing points, and some with and without the later tillers to make up the difference.  Some of the wheat was at late boot, but most still not that far along.  Some… Read More →

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