Friday, April 16, 2010

Winter wheat emerges from its winter sleep in Nebraska

Spring is finally here! April 16, 2010 in Central Nebraska with a green landscape from the Winter wheat crop rapidly beginning to grow. Winter wheat is planted from September to October in Nebraska. Winter wheat sprouts before freezing occurs, then becomes dormant until the soil warms in the spring. It is harvested in Nebraska in late June and July and is very vulnerable to the peak season for hail in Nebraska which is also late June and July. North Dakota and the Prairie Provinces of Canada, however, plant "Spring Wheat" in May and harvest it in the Autumn.

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