Warm weather bolsters Kansas wheat crop

Warm weather in March has pushed the Kansas wheat crop faster than in recent years.

Twenty percent of the winter wheat is breaking dormancy, up from 4 percent the week before. Four percent of the wheat is jointed, compared to the five-year average of 1 percent.

The wheat condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 50 percent good and 10 percent excellent.

Eighty-five percent of the crop had no wind damage, and 81 percent had no freeze damage.