Winter wheat yields not affected by moderate drought

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JACKSON, Tenn — West Tennessee is currently experiencing moderate drought but this isn’t having a huge impact on one of the biggest contributors in Tennessee agriculture. According to expert Dr. Tyson Raper, a cotton small grain specialist, the wheat is in dormancy at this stage in the growing season. Wheat doesn’t require too much water while it’s dormant. If the drought continues through April, then it will raise concerns for the outcome of the crops. Winter wheat is great cash flow for the mid-summer months and is one way to utilize the fields during the winter.

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