Colder air damages Kansas wheat crop

April 28, 2017 - 4:32 am

WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Some Kansas wheat crops may have been damaged by recent frost. John Jenkinson, KSN agriculture expert, says the unusually mild winter has the wheat ahead of its regular maturity.

"Where the actual grain was already starting to emerge from the plant, that would have gotten damaged by the frost," said Jenkinson. "And so we could see anywhere from a five to ten, maybe even fifteen percent detriment yield in those counties."

Jenkinson says that the wheat in Garden City wasn't as far along and the temperature didn't get too low.  But he says farmers sough of Dodge City may have damage.

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