Thursday, April 7, 2011

Winter Wheat Breaks Dormancy

I have kept a close watch on the winter wheat fields.
Today the snow is finally melting. I don't know why the sky looks so dark. The sun was behind me and perhaps it was cloudy far away, but today there was sunshine in GriggsDakota.
I was out looking for green in this field and thought my eyes were deceiving me when I first saw green.
Can you see the rows of sprouts in the foreground above?
The winter wheat is ready to grow although the soil temperature is just above freezing and the daytime high is just above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
It's too early to tell how well it did. There may be freeze off on the hills and drown out in the low spots. We will wait and hope for the best.
Tough as nails and enjoying the sunshine
after a long cold winter of survival in GriggsDakota.

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