Freezing Overnight Temperature Threat to Continue

According to the State Climate Office based at Purdue University, producers should be ready for the possibility of low overnight temperatures through the next several weeks, posing the risk of freeze damage to wheat, forage and fruit crops.

The cold snap comes just as much of the state’s winter wheat crop has “greened up” and is starting to joint. Shaun Casteel, Purdue Extension wheat specialist points out that providing adequate nutrients can help wheat plants cope with the cold.

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