|Weather affects wheat crop|
Wet conditions, high winds and hail affected wheat across the state.
According to the USDA, temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to warmer conditions by week’s end. Most areas of the state received precipitation with the South Central District receiving over 1.5 inches. High winds were recorded on numerous days.
Wheat conditions rated 2 percent poor, 23 fair, 66 good and 9 excellent, above the 70 percent good or excellent of last year and the 54 average.
Wheat jointed was at 78 percent, nine days behind last year’s 98 and eight days behind the 96 average.
Wheat headed was 6 percent complete, well behind last year’s 26 and 31 average.
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