Spring Status Report

Ready, Set, Grow!

In general, the wheat has broken dormancy across the province. For the most part, the crop has come through winter quite well. There are some areas with thin/poor stands mainly due to late planting and poor growing conditions. Spring stand assessments are showing strong stand counts and good tillering considering a lot of wheat was planted seven to ten days past the “normal” planting window. If you have not been in your fields yet, now is a great time. Utilize our Stand Assessment Calculator to determine where your stand is before you apply nitrogen. Some areas regions to the south have applied some nitrogen now and many other are patiently waiting until the ground dries up from these recent rains.

Check out our past articles on stand assessments for helpful tips and tricks: Time to Check Your Stands

For those looking to learn how to count tillers, checkout this great article on Counting Tillers

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