Nebraska wheat yield estimated around 51 bushels per acre


Nebraska wheat yield estimated around 51 bushels per acre

A survey of Nebraska wheat growers by Nebraska Wheat indicates an average yield of close to 51 bushels per acre.

That compares to the USDA’s estimate earlier this month of 47 bushels per acre.

Nebraska Wheat executive director Royce Schaneman says the crop is running a little bit behind and is also very short.

“I think it was set back with some of those two or three freeze events we had here late,” Schaneman says.

He projects a total Nebraska crop at just over 42 million bushels, compared to USDA’s latest estimate of 41.7 million.

Schaneman participated in Tuesday’s virtual hard red winter wheat tour webinar. The tour is being hosted by Kansas Wheat and K-State Research and Extension, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and other industry partners.

AUDIO: Excerpt from Royce Schaneman’s webinar comments

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