Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Winter Wheat is Heading

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.

1 comment:

  1. Certainly looks healthy at this stage - but all farmers are the same aren't they? We have various sayings in the UK which fit the bill - Don't count your chickens before they hatch, there's many a slip twixt cup and lip, spring to mind. But it was certainly a very odd year here too last year and early Spring showed up a lot of crop failures of over wintering stuff. Everything looks healthy now though.