Posts in Wheat
Ryegrass Control in Wheat Begins at Planting

Italian ryegrass (AKA: annual ryegrass) continues to be a major weed in Kentucky wheat acres, and has arguably become tougher to control over the last several years. This spring in particular we observed numerous wheat fields in western and central Kentucky that had ryegrass escapes late in the season and at harvest.

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Wheat, WeedsJennifer Elwell
Soil Nitrogen and Fall Wheat N Nutrition

Most winter wheat grown in Kentucky follows corn – sometimes soybean. The residual nitrogen (N) fertilizer remaining and/or that N released from crop residue is typically sufficient to meet wheat’s fall N requirement, prior to dormancy. But how does one know if sufficient N is present to meet the wheat N requirement?

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Soil, WheatJennifer Elwell
Nitrogen Management for Wheat in 2019

Nitrogen (N) management for the 2019 wheat crop may differ from recent years for some producers. The current appearance of the 2019 wheat crop is basically determined by planting date. Wheat planted before the end of October generally looked pretty good going into winter.

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WheatJennifer Elwell
Wheat, Double-Crop Soybeans Look Profitable in 2019

As Kentucky grain producers look ahead to 2019, they may want to consider adding wheat seeding to their plans this fall. The combination of wheat followed by double-crop soybeans is appearing to be more profitable for the upcoming marketing year compared to a corn-soybean rotation, said Todd Davis, University of Kentucky agricultural economist.

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WheatJennifer Elwell