Great Bend Tribune
February 4, 2018
First, there is nothing to report on the drought front. The area growing from abnormally dry to moderate drought, as is the severe condition, is expanding north and eastward but overall little has changed. With all the concern over possible wheat lost from cold temperatures combined with the drought, it might be helpful to understand how cool season plants such as winter wheat and canola adapt to survive winter. First let’s tackle monocots, grasses, like winter wheat and then dicots, broadleaves like winter canola.