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Monday, October 5, 2015

Wheat is Growing

I spotted several fields of wheat that are already up today.  Conditions are ideal except we are very much ahead of the Hessian Fly free date.  Hessian Flies may not be a problem but there may be other reasons to delay wheat planting.    I will let Robert Bellm fill you in.  I will also tell you that early planting of wheat can increase yield, but not without risk.  Also consider your crop insurance requirements for planting date.  Prairie Farmer Posted the Fly Free Date by county in this Article.

Emerged Wheat

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