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2015-16 was a tough year for wheat. Above normal temperatures in March resulted in wheat that was approaching the boot stage when a freeze hit on April 6th. Almost all fields were affected to some degree with some fields experiencing very significant tiller death. See figure 1. Some varieties were affected more than others. The freeze was followed by dry conditions and then very wet conditions in May. The result was a poor crop overall.
Archived Virginia On-Farm Wheat Test Plots information can be accessed from: http://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/newsletter-archive/wheat-test-plots/index.html
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
August 10, 2016