Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wheat update pictures

These pictures show a little more of the detail on stand thickness.
Most stand counts of heads averaged between 90 and 140 in ten feet of row. Normal counts should be more than double that.

This photo is from across the road of the previous picture set with the road in the shot.

Updates on wheat crop post-freeze, rain, bugs, disease

This view is to show this field is the same as the first photos.
In this field, the whiter heads were the stalks that survive the freeze, the rest were primarily secondary tillers that emerged.

Note hail damage and if you look close, the beards are gone from many heads. Army worms hit a couple days ago. They only take about two days to do damage, but the only green stuff for them was the beards as the leaves were dead from leaf diseases.

This is a picture of the field across the road. Mostly secondary tillers that survived in this spot.