Observations from Dr. Clark Neely

Wheat Freeze Injury Reports April 21, 2014 (Kerry Siders, Extension Agent – IPM) The wheat situation is not good. Between droughty conditions and a freeze a week ago wheat is looking rough. I looked at a few patches of wheat with Jeff Molloy, Cochran County Agricultural Agent, this morning south, west and northwest of Morton. The rule of thumb was that wheat which had progressed fairly normally, in terms of head development, received 40-60% freeze damaged heads. As shown in the picture, this was a fairly typical sight… 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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