Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Frosty

Here is a look at what the freeze in the previous post did to the wheat. This is about a week later (March 17.) You can see how the tips of the leaves have died. You can also see that the wheat had gone ahead and jointed in the preceding warm spell. There is pretty much no way to know if this will have any effects on yield or quality. Certainly it has set the plant back, but that shouldn't be a big problem this early in the year. The growing point still looks quite healthy. The next three months will have a lot greater impact than this one freeze incident...

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