Oklahoma Wheat ‘Ugly’ but Weathers Recent Freezing Rain Fine

By Donald Stotts, Stillwater, Okla. – Alternating weeks of warm and cold weather are typical this time of year in the Southern Plains, but the recent cold snap across much of Oklahoma still seemed significant. In some ways, that proved to be true: Freezing rain that hit Oklahoma at the end of October caused widespread power outages still being addressed in certain communities and regions. However, it failed to negatively affect the state wheat crop in anything more than cosmetically, said Amanda de Oliveira Silva, Oklahoma State University Extension small grains specialist. “Most of the wheat that was up had…

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