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.
The lack of recent rainfall across portions of central and western KS has resulted in dry soil near the surface. For wheat that still needs planted, producers have a few options. Learn more about planting wheat into dry soils in this article.
Producers are getting ready for fall applications of anhydrous ammonia, however very dry soils in most of Kansas is a concern. Can anhydrous ammonia be effectively applied to dry soils?
Many wheat fields around Kansas emerged later than desired due to extremely dry soil conditions in the fall. What are the expectations for late-emerged wheat and what factors contribute to the expected yield potential for those fields?