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Rains delays some KS winter wheat harvest


A farmer in south-central Kansas says winter wheat harvest is nearing the finish line.

Tim Turek says the wheat could be harvested this week if there are windows of warm, dry weather. He says half inch rains over the last few weeks are making harvest last longer.

“It’s kind of a struggle harvesting some of it,” he says. “We’ve started spraying some, wind-rowing some and chopping through green stuff. We’ve been getting along well the last few days and the waiting period is over so we can harvest some of the sprayed wheat.”

The wheat straw is deteriorating and starting to lodge, but he says the crop has not lost any quality because of the moisture.

Rains delays some KS winter wheat harvest