And while we benefited from 3 inches to more than 8 inches of rain during the past few days, depending upon the location, the moisture likely won't make the crop a whole lot taller. The shorter crop means the combine header will have to stay closer to the ground, making it a little more difficult to harvest the crop when the time comes.
The rain came with some hail at one of our fields north of Stafford. Hail stripped part of the stalk, revealing the wheat heads in boot stage.
planted last fall.
|Planting the 2015 wheat crop, September 2014|
|Early October 2014|
“It’s definitely a million-dollar rain. Unfortunately, not everyone got it. One rain isn’t going to save the wheat crop. It is sure welcome, but this crop isn’t made yet.”
Kansas State University agronomist John Holmanin The Hutchinson News
Time will tell.
We shall see.
Choose whichever worn-out axiom you'd like. But for now, we're thankful for the rain.