Kansas Wheat Tour Early Results Show Varied Yields
The tour started in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, when cars fanned out along six routes across the heart of wheat country.
Aaron Harries, director of marketing at Kansas Wheat, took a route from Manhattan to Colby along Highway 36 where the wheat looked very nice.
But further west in the much drier Smith County the group found thin stands. Harries says the wheat is so far behind that the freeze burned just the tips of the leaves.
Extension wheat specialist Jim Shroyer says the crop could still do well if it rains.