Wheat in Rotation

Rotation “It’s your Rotation calling, please continue to include Wheat!”Including wheat in your crop rotation has always felt like ‘a good idea’.  Growers and Agronomists alike have intuitively believed this, but the specific quantifiable benefits have been difficult to completely assess.   The following information summarizes the main economic and agronomic incentives to continue to include …

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Picking the Right Class of Wheat

Some situations are better suited to certain wheat varieties than others.
Looking at yield indexes is only the first step in establishing which wheat variety and type is best suited to your needs. Major factors to consider include; growing region, crop rotation, residual fertility, soil type, drainage and total wheat acreage.

Wheat Growing Areas

Ontario Wheat Growing Regions Ontario has 4 unique growing areas, separated geographically. There are also similarities in soil types in each of the 4 growing areas as well as heat units. Certain varieties work better on certain soil types and regions. Below is a map from the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee.   This map determines the …

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The Cover Crop Advantage

Not only does the winter wheat crop itself provide active roots and soil protection for 10 months of the year, wheat stubble after harvest is the perfect choice to establish a cover crop. The cover crop will then provide an additional period of protection until termination before planting the next crop.