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03/19/12 — Too warm too soon?

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Too warm too soon?

By Steve Herring
Published in News on March 19, 2012 1:46 PM

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Wayne County Extension Service Director Kevin Johnson checks a wheat field off Tommy's Road this morning. The county's winter wheat crop is a good one, having benefited from an early warm spell. But that has also put the crop ahead of schedule and made it susceptible to late season frosts, which could kill the seed head.

Wayne County's 30,000 acres of wheat hold the potential for a 1.65 million bushel, $10 million spring harvest. But while the unseasonably mild weather has acted like a growth tonic for the grain, it also has left it more susceptible...

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