Ideally wheat plants should have at least 1-2 tillers and 3-5 leaves, as well as a good crown root system development, when going into the winter. However, many Kansas wheat fields were sown relatively late this year, and have faced below-average temperatures, which slowed down crop development.
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Field peas are an emerging alternative crop for producers in northern Kansas. What effect, if any, does a spring frost have on field peas? Northwest Area Agronomist, Lucas Haag, offers his advice about this cool-season legume.