Farm Progress

Got wheat seed?

user-226842, Managing Editor

August 17, 2010

1 Min Read

It’s become evident in recent weeks that this fall’s supply of wheat seed for the Mid-South is going to be far short of demand.

Even without the price run-up following Russia’s ban of grain exports imposed Aug. 15, it was likely the supply of wheat seed would not meet demand as the prolonged harvest season last fall kept many Mid-South farmers from planting wheat.

We want to know the situation in your particular area.

In the comment section below, tell us about the availability of wheat seed for this fall. Do you have what you need? The varieties you want? Is there, in fact, seed still available in your area? How will your acreage compare with past years? How much would you plant if ample seed were available? Are you looking at other options, such as seed from other areas of the country or even from other countries?

In the most recent edition of the Mississippi Crop Situation newsletter, Erick Larson, Extension grains specialist, discusses problems with planting some wheat varieties bred for regions outside the Mid-South. Productivity and profitability could be seriously limited with seed not adapted for our region.

And let us know about your situation. Add your comments below.

About the Author(s)

user-226842

Managing Editor, Delta Farm Press

Ed Phillips, managing editor of Delta Farm Press, is a native Mississippian and had daily/weekly newspaper and magazine experience before joining Farm Press in 1977. He has served in various editorial management positions for the company's farm, equipment, and professional turf management publications.

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