Kansas Farm Visit – Early Spring 2017

Kansas Farm Visit – Early Spring 2017

Wheat in Gray County, KS
Wheat in Gray County, KS

Gray County in Southwest Kansas,  the wheat crop had poor emergence due to dry fields during the fall planting.  The bare areas in the picture have emerged from a 2/10 inch rain in February.  The farmers we work with expect a 15 to 20 bushel per acre yield at best.  They are considering destroying the wheat crop and planting dryland corn or milo since they have good subsoil moisture.

UPDATE:  During the week following this visit 5 inches of rain fell in the area.

 

Kansas Wind Turbine
Kansas Wind Turbine

Wind has become good source of revenue in Kansas.  It is a rare day when the wind is not strong enough to generate electricity.  These pictures show how massive the wind turbines are next to a full size pickup truck

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