The Kansas winter wheat crop has yield potential of 47.2 bu. per acre, based on samples from this year’s Wheat Quality Council HRW tour. That was 7 bu. (17.4%) above the five-year tour average. On a very wet Day 3 of the tour, samples generated an average yield of 46.2 u. per acre.
Scouts guesstimated the Kansas wheat crop at 306.5 million bu., which would be up from last year’s crop of 277.4 million bushels. While yield potential is strong, scouts noted crop development was one to two weeks behind normal. They also noted some acres are grazed to cattle grazing or switched to other crops and ponding after heavy rains during tour.
Separate tours estimated wheat yields at 37.4 bu. per acre in Oklahoma (119.3 million bu. crop), 46.5 bu. per acre in Colorado (97.2 billion bu. crop) and 44 bu. per acre in Nebraska (47.4 million bu. crop).