Volunteer wheat can provide the summer "green bridge" for the disease wheat streak mosaic and other virus diseases. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed shattered from heads during hailstorms.
Research indicates that three inches of water are saved in the soil profile when weeds are controlled in a timely manner after winter wheat harvest and as a result, corn and grain sorghum yields are increased.
On Oct 27, 2020, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a new 5-year registration for XtendiMax® and Engenia, and re-registered Tavium (a premix of dicamba and S-metolachlor).
Determining an optimum winter wheat seeding rate for your location depends on several factors. The seeding rate table and information here can help you determine a recommended rate and how to adjust it for various conditions.
Including winter wheat in the cropping system does not appear to be a profitable decision when one only examines the production costs and expected returns. Generally, there are additional production and economic benefits (35 to 100 bushels per acre increase in corn or grain sorghum yield) that should be considered.