Friday, November 2, 2012
We raise a good bit of soft red winter wheat in our area. It is not nearly the acreage of corn and soybeans, but it is solidly in third place. One reason it is regaining some popularity is the ability to plant soybeans after harvest adds to the production of that land. More wheat is grown to the south of Illinois Route 16 than to the north. The crop is looking very good this year. It was planted in a timely manner and in good topsoil moisture. We are seeing more wheat planted in corn stalks this year because of the early corn harvest. There is very little difference in yield either after corn or soybeans.