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 …
Mother Nature has not made it easy for the 2019 Ontario winter wheat crop. Some fields will stay, some will go, but why is it so drastic this year? Evaluating wheat fields across multiple counties, there are some contributing factors that directly correlate. Read more to find out what The Wheat Team has observed!
Many will say wheat crops are made in March during freeze thaw cycles. For some regions and planting dates this is true, however; is the winter damage as bad as you think? The decision to keep or terminate your winter wheat crop needs to start with a proper spring assessment. I know patience is difficult in these situations but waiting as long as possible and getting the whole picture is imperative, don’t just focus on the poor areas!
As some parts of the province have started harvesting soybeans, it is a good reminder that successfully establishing winter wheat starts with managing the previous crop residue. Residue management starts with the combine. A properly set combine is the greatest residue management asset for growers looking to keep wheat in the rotation.