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hanktbd
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Snow for Shaggy

Is this snow going to help your wheat moisture/yields? Our notill stalks here catch quite a bit of snow, and we sometimes see the difference in bean yields the next year if the summer is dry.

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farmerguy89
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

Pre spring weather has historically had a very small impact on final yields.

No one really knows what will become of fields until spring has come on... This is really something you should consider again in march
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Shaggy98
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

Without a doubt snow fall will benefit our wheat.  I've got most of my wheat drilled into corn stover that is nearly 2 feet tall, let it blow, I'll catch most of it.  Calling for around 6" in this area, if we get it that should equate to roughly 1/2" moisture.

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lsc76cat
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

Shaggy - how deep is your frost level?  Is it shallow enough that a good covering of snow would help it thaw from underneath?

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ECIN
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

76 You might as ask 89 how deep Shaggy frost line is - Shaggy - best guess won't have a clue what your talking about

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farmerguy89
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

There's no frost here. Its insulated by snow. You can dig dirt if you want, and i did that by accident the other day. You just gotta remove a few feet of snow.
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Shaggy98
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

No frostline here, no topsoil moisture to have a frostline.  Crop consultants have been pulling soil samples all winter with a regular probe, not a drill.

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ne 50
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

Hydrants and water lines 4 foot deep have been freezing periodically for about a month now... frost is driven down with cold weather no snow cover and warmer weather for a few days and then back to fridge temps again.... the freeze thaw is working this year to break-up the hard pan unlike the two previous years....location SC nebraksa

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ECIN
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

Shag - Did I see that your now in the 8 to 12 ?? Boy thatwould be an inch or more - Good luck and be safe .

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Shaggy98
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Re: Snow for Shaggy

Right on the edge of 6"-9" and 9"-12".  Personally I wouldn't be mad if we received 2' as long as the wind stays down (you can tell my feeding pens are still empty).  Now we've got around 4" on the ground with moderate snow falling and very little wind.  Predicting moderate to heavy snowfall until around 1800 this evening and then the wind is forecasted to start blowing hard.  I'll keep you posted.