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    KSU entomologist specialist Erik DeWolf (right) shows Scott County producer Richard Randall evidence of stripe rust he found in a local test plot. (Record Photo)

Prospects bright for 70-80 bushel yields in Scott Co.

There’s little doubt about the prospects for an outstanding wheat crop.

Maybe it won’t quite rival the once-in-a-lifetime yields of the 2016 harvest in which 100 bushels or more to the acre were frequently reported in some locations - but it could be close.

At this point, it’s in the hands of Mother Nature.

If sub-90 degree temperatures can continue for another 7-10 days it would go a long way towards the continued progress of this crop.

More importantly, producers are keeping an eye on the threat of hail storms which have - so far - not resulted in an early harvest.

Kansas State University Extension specialists saw a continuation of great yield prospects with only a minimal threat of disease loss during a wheat plot tour in Scott County on Tuesday evening.

 

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