Michigan winter wheat looks excellent

A Michigan farmer says there hasn’t been any frost in the ground over the winter.

Thumb-area’s Carla Schultz tells Brownfield the record warm weather leaves a lot of unknowns.

“This is kind of an anomaly,” she says. “We normally have some type of frost in the ground. I’ll be curious to see if certain diseases or insects were not killed off like they usually have been in the past.”

She says her wheat crop at the moment looks really good.

“We think that during the winter when we did receive any type of hard freeze, we had snow, so we actually had that blanket of snow covering the wheat,” she says. “Right now it looks great as it comes out of dormancy, so we’re hoping for a great crop.”

Schultz says some sugarbeets have been planted in the region and they are closely watching soil conditions for other crops.

AUDIO: Carla Schultz, Michigan farmer

  • I’m really disappointed with news that winter wheat has been discontinued it was my mom’s favorite she passed away in 2010 I took a liking for the bread and have purchased it as my only bread I loved the nuts in it . I have not found another bread as good as it was. So disappointed!!!

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