After a long hard battle, our Winter Wheat is heading.
Last Fall was dry, which diminished the opportunity for the plants to establish. Winter lacked snow cover to protect the wheat during the early months, then lasted into Spring. We weren't sure that there would be a Winter Wheat crop. Some of it had to be destroyed.
So, it was particularly gratifying to find these big heads peeking out.
It is a month behind last year when it headed in May, but the leaves on the Winter Wheat plants are lush and wide. That is a very good sign of healthy productive plants.
Farmer Fred reminds me regularly that we don't have a crop until it is in the bin or delivered to the elevator.
But this gives us hope.
And a little hope goes a long ways in GriggsDakota.