Wheat Harvest Recap: The Drought was Ugly and a Few Other Takeaways

By Gail Ellis, Stillwater, Okla. – Oklahoma’s hard red winter wheat harvest is complete as farmers close the book on a season plagued by drought. Amanda de Oliveira Silva, Oklahoma State University Extension small grains specialist, said yields varied across the state depending on rainfall. Many fields in southwest Oklahoma were abandoned, and other dry areas reported anywhere from 10 to 25 bushels per acre. “The state average is around 20 to 30 bushels, but a few areas that received timely rains received 65 bushels,” she said. “The north-central area did well, but the Panhandle was just very drought stressed.…

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