26-03-2014 00:42 AM | USA

Winter winterkill damage ranges in Kansas, Oklahoma

A few weeks of spring-like weather have helped bring the winter wheat crop out of dormancy in the southern Plains, thus giving clarity to the severity of wheat winterkill damage in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Isolated cases of winterkill are showing up in Oklahoma, particularly on fields that have been grazed, according to Jeff Edwards, small grains specialist at Oklahoma State University. “A cold snap in early March was the one that got us,” says Edwards. “How much winterkill we have, I don’t know. There are a lot of areas where the tillers were burned back a bit, but there is still green tissue at the base of the plant. It’s not down for the count yet; there still is some potential for the wheat to bounce back.”
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