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Corn+Soybean Digest

Late-Planted Winter Wheat: Growing Slowly But Surely Northward

Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin Extension wheat and soybean specialist, says many growers in Wisconsin and other regions had a difficult time getting all winter wheat planted in the optimal planting date window in 2009. So the question is, "Can I still make money off of a wheat crop that is expected to yield 30% less than normal production levels?" he asks.

“If the answer to that question is yes, then it is critical to get across that wheat as quickly as possible with an early N application to stimulate tiller formation. It will also be important to scout early and often as weeds will likely be a greater issue in 2010 than in normal years.”

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