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Growers Optimistic About Winter Wheat Crop
Soil temperatures have so far been favourable towards this year's winter wheat crop.
 
That from Doug Martin, chair of Winter Cereals Manitoba.
 
He says weather conditions over the next few weeks will be important.
 
"As we go through winter, the winter wheat tends to lose its winter hardiness...If we get a melt where a lot of the snow goes off the fields and then we get a real cold snap then that's when we tend to lose most of the winter wheat, if we're going to lose it."
 
Martin notes soil temperatures this winter have been down around minus 10 Celsius, 
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