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Tiger striped wheat

Posted by Russel Higgins - Weather

.8 inches of rain last Thursday kept things at a standstill at the NIARC over the weekend. Our soils seem to be agonizingly slow to dry and warm despite the calender date. Sundays minimum soil temperature measured at 4" under bare soil was 52.9 degrees.  We expect to resume planting tomorrow, today we applied nitrogen for several 2013 studies.

Our wheat trials now have a distinctive tiger striping effect, the result of chemically cutting alleys, quite an improvement over the use of a hoe.

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