There is hope for an early spring. Bayer WestBred Grant Technical Product Manager Grant Mehring says that favors spring wheat seeding. “With wheat being a cool season grass, we want to get it in early,” said Mehring. “When those soils are 34 degrees and they look like they’re not going to get colder, you can get the wheat in the ground and it will start germinating.” For a successful spring wheat crop, Mehring says farmers need to focus on four things—yield, protein, standability and disease. “We want to have varieties that have at least three of those four categories; that will make the grower profitable with the many different things that can affect the crop.”
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