Winter Wheat to yield above average crop this year? - KOTA Territory News

Winter Wheat to yield above average crop this year?


Just three short months ago we were bringing you news about the disaster the Winter Wheat crop faced. Now, not so much.

Dave Wilson the owner of the land and crop says the record snowfall in April, followed by 10 to 14 inches of rain in may helped turn it all around.

Wilson says he did have to drill some Spring Wheat into the Winter Wheat crop to make up for what was lost, but expects an average to even slightly above average yield this year.

But, he says that despite all the water picked up this spring, more is still needed.

"Yeah with the ground getting some moisture even though it was so dry, we are driving in areas where we wouldn't normally drive if it rained that much. So the sub soil moisture was depleted. It is getting better but the ground is still soaking it up. It will still take more moisture yet for that to happen," says Wilson.

Wilson says the wheat has between three and four layers of seeds in the mesh, and is nine to eleven rows long.

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