02-03-2014 11:10 AM
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.
02-03-2014 11:52 AM
02-03-2014 01:14 PM
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.
02-03-2014 01:45 PM
Shaggy - how deep is your frost level? Is it shallow enough that a good covering of snow would help it thaw from underneath?
02-03-2014 05:13 PM
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
02-04-2014 10:00 AM
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.