Some Colorado, Nebraska Wheat Damaged by Overnight Cold

Some Colorado, Nebraska Wheat Damaged by Overnight Cold

Winter wheat losses of up to 2% likely from sub-zero weather, Commodity Weather Group says

Sub-zero temperatures overnight in northeast Colorado, western Nebraska and far northwest Kansas likely damaged winter wheat, with losses up to 2% possible, Commodity Weather Group said on Thursday.

Snow was forecast for the region during the weekend, which may offer some protection from more sub-zero weather Sunday morning, it said. Also, two to four inches of snow likely in the central Plains and southwest Midwest corn belt.

In the Midwest, continued cold through the 6- to 10-day period, which extends to Nov. 22, will hamper soft red winter wheat germination on 10% of the acreage. A quarter of that wheat belt may go dormant early, putting it at risk to winterkill, the forecaster said.

Winter wheat losses of up to 2% likely from sub-zero weather, Commodity Weather Group says

The cold in the Midwest should moderate in the 11- to 15-day period of Nov. 23 to 27.

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