Great wheat yields, but rain needed Between the Rows
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeremy Goyings, Paulding Co.We had an excellent wheat year. Most fields went in the 90s. One field was as high as 115 and our lowest was 73 bushels. We felt pretty good about the whole range. We used a different herbicide for broadleaf control on the 73-bushel field. It was supposed to be safe but we feel like we hurt it and timing is important with that. And we definitely saw a difference between fields with split-applied nitrogen. We split-applied 190 acres and everything else just got one shot because the weather changed and it got cold. It was early, but it turned out that it made 10 bushels per acre and in some places 15 where we split-applied. We also went a little early on the Prosaro pass because it was supposed to rain. Then it didn’t rain and I waited until the head was fully exposed like what you really want and then applied Prosaro on the rest of the wheat. I think that later application made another 10 bushels. That 115-bushel field had split-applied N and the late pass of Prosaro. I think that made a big difference. We learned a lot with this year’s wheat crop.Straw was extremely heavy. We pulled more straw off than we ever have before. We had a little over four big bales per acre averaging over 900 pounds. Every barn we have is stuffed clear to the doors.The quality was all excellent. We had test weight as high as 62 pounds and a lot of it was in the 60s. We put out about 450 acres of double-crops. The first ones are out and you can row them now. They are going to need a drink here pretty soon. We got a tenth on Friday and they are going to need some more rain here pretty quickly.There is very little corn tasseling here. A nice rain soon would be worth millions. On half of the beans the weed control is holding up pretty nicely and half we have ragweed breaking through.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.