Bare No More

Kansas Viewpoint

The winter wheat crop got enough moisture to get up and turn green, but we need more rain

Published on: October 22, 2011
I have to tell you, it was absolutely GREAT to drive around south central Kansas and see the wheat up, green and growing.

The rain we had Oct. 8 was enough to get the "dusted in" crop germinated and up and the ground was workable quick enough for more farmers to plant behind the rain. The result is no more bare and brown, but green and growing.

The problem is we need more rain to keep it growing. And we need a couple more weeks before a hard freeze to get some tillering before the crop goes dormant.

But what we have is sure better than nothing, as witnessed in this photo that I shot out in Kingman County this week.