Prepare now for winter wheat planting – Voice Of Muscatine

Prepare now for winter wheat planting

Research at Michigan State University is finding planting in mid-to-late September has the best yield potential for winter wheat.

Wheat extension specialist Dennis Pennington says wheat tillers that emerge in the fall provide the greatest yields at harvest.

“If you can get planted by the 1st of October, there’s generally less than about a 10 percent yield loss, once you go between the 1st of October and mid-October, there’s up to a 20 percent yield loss,” he explains.

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