Winter Survival

“What is my Wheat Doing?”

868,000 acres, holy cow! Hats off to everyone who worked hard to get as much winter wheat planted as possible. “My wheat has been in the ground for four weeks and it is not up yet, will it make it?” Read more to find out The Wheat Teams answer and learn “What is my wheat doing?”

digital soil thermometer


Has the wheat broken dormancy? A question many producers ask at this time of year. Though some fields have started to green up, it does not necessarily mean it has fully broken dormancy. Follow along as wheat dormancy and the risk of “cold snap” is explained.

Give Wheat a Fighting Chance

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!