Monday, February 20, 2012

Winter Wheat Is Bare In the Field

The fields in GriggsDakota are bare and dry. That is just fine with everyone so far. 
The Winter Wheat fields are also bare with very little snow cover.  
The soil temperatures would indicate that the plant roots are safe. It has been a warm winter. 
 The snow has mostly melted.
Except for the ditches which contain our famous gravel dust snow combination that we call "snirt." This is not wind erosion from our fields, but rather road dust because there is no snow or ice on the roads this winter.
When the sun is warm enough to melt snow, it can make the ground warm enough to trick the winter wheat into giving up their dormancy. A cold snap would then kill it. 
We're watching and hoping for the best in GriggsDakota.

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