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Texas AgriLife research looking at wheat plant growth regulators

Producers question whether plant growth regulators have a place on the High Plains for wheat
<p>Producers question whether plant growth regulators have a place on the High Plains for wheat.</p>

Do plant growth regulators have a place in irrigated wheat production?

The technology, long a staple for cotton farmers, has attracted interest from wheat farmers recently.

Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo, speaking at the recent Focus on Wheat meeting during the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, said plant growth regulators have been used on wheat in Europe for some time.

There was some interest in the High Plains on plant growth regulators in wheat production in the early 80s, but due to production limitations, producer interest quickly faded, she said. With newer, improved products, local interest has increased. Read more about wheat plant growth regulators.

 

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