The appetite to plant wheat across the province is there but will mother nature allow timely planting? There are four management factors everyone should focus on as we are trending to start later than normal.
With some edible beans already starting to harvest and some soybean fields turning quite rapidly, fall planting is just around the corner! Proper planting is a crucial step to creating the highest possible yields. Learn what The Wheat Teams focus areas are to ensure your wheat crop gets the “Serious Start” that it needs.
Fall Stand Evaluations For a majority of the province, wheat planting is more than likely completed. However, there still may be some acres get planted if field conditions allow. For those with emerged wheat, now is a great time to get out in the fields and conduct a stand evaluation. If you are still waiting …
The Wheat Team has stepped up their game this summer and has purchased a JD 750 no-till drill. The Drill is intended to help in seed production to plant small acres of high pedigree seed as well as support our local dealer network with planting demonstration plots that include our varieties. The moral of the story is that pre-work equipment checks and calibration are important at the start of each planting season. Read more to find out what happened with the 750’s maiden voyage!
Start Clean, Stay Clean has always been The Wheat Teams recommendation for weed control in winter wheat. With more and more glyphosate resistant weeds and noxious weeds spreading across the province, getting ahead of them and controlling these weeds in the fall is imperative the be successful with your 2020 wheat crop. Read more to find out what The Wheat Team is recommending.
Increasing profitability with winter wheat starts with grabbing the low hanging fruit. Determining and adjusting seeding rates as fall progresses is one management strategy that is often over looked, yet it is so simple. Early planting requires less seed; late planting requires more seed, but why? Read more to find out.
A properly performing combine is the greatest asset when it comes to establishing a winter wheat crop. Year after year, properly managing residue serves to be one of the most challenging management steps for most who are looking to establishing winter wheat. Residue and wheel tracks are going to be the biggest dilemmas for most producers this fall. Read more to find out how to manage both!
Some parts of the province have crops advancing quickly! Now is a great time to get the harvesting and planting equipment out of the shed to make sure it is ready to go. A properly performing combine and a well tuned drill are essential for successful winter wheat establishment. Read more to find out what to look for when servicing the combine and drill!