Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin
Weather forecasts have farmers “sweating” the upcoming cold weather. Here are a few thoughts and resources based on the forecast temperatures my weather app is suggesting for WI farmers as of Tuesday May 5th at 5 am.
First lets start with the wheat crop which in WI ranges from the tillering (F4) to jointing (F6) growth stages. Cold temperature would need to reach 24 degrees F or less for 2 plus hours before injury occurred. I just don’t see that happening in any major wheat growing region in WI this week so in short don’t fret the wheat crop.