Worst freeze damage to wheat was from Abilene to San Angelo
Also, it’s not sufficient to tell from just looking at the field from the road, he said.
“In the Hillsboro case, the entire field looked green and the heads looked fine. But when you went into the field and started peeling back the glumes, you could tell no seed was developing.”
There was also damage in the South Plains, parts of which actually got colder than the more northern Panhandle.
However, in many dryland fields, freeze damage was secondary to yield losses already inflicted from the drought, Neely noted.
Most of the wheat in Texas is typically planted in the Panhandle, followed closely by the Rolling Plains and the South Plains. The West Central region and Blacklands also contribute substantial acreage, but to a lesser degree, according to Neely.
More information on the current Texas drought and wildfire alerts can be found on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Drought Task Force website at http://agrilife.tamu.edu/drought/.
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