Photo: Farmer Clay Schemm with Brownfield’s Kellan Heavican on the Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour
From drought stress to freeze damage and disease pressure, low expectations have been confirmed after the first day of the 2023 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour.
Farmer Clay Schemm tells Brownfield fields are averaging about 30 bushels per acre. “It’s rough to see but, it’s looking like it’s going to be a little bit worse than last year.” He says, “For a lot of guys, it’s been a struggle to get a good stand out there, and the guys who did get a stand struggle to get a lot of tillers put out, especially with a lack of fall moisture.”
Farmer Chris Tanner says it’s been a significant struggle to get the crop to grow on his farm in the Western area of the state.