Winter Wheat Winter Injury and Kill

March 24, 2015

It was a tough winter for wheat with severe winterkill evident in areas of Nebraska, with southwest Nebraska reporting the highest levels, according to the March 20 Nebraska Wheat Crop Report published by the Nebraska Wheat Board. The most severe fields had 60% to 80% damage with less severe fields showing 40% to 50% damage. Soil moisture is short due to warm temperatures in November that led to rapid growth depleting the soil profile.


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