|Harvest approaching— overall crop is good|
Warm, dry weather in the past week has helped wheat ripen, but some producers are still encountering disease and crop damage from excess moisture.
According to the USDA’s June 21 report, temperature for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 40s.
The northern third of the state was behind in number of Growing Degree Days.
Rain fell across all areas of
the state with the eastern half receiving the most precipitation.
Wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 23 fair, 61 good and 9 excellent.
This is behind last year’s 74 percent good or excellent but well above the 50 percent average.
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