Managing weeds at least two weeks prior to planting winter wheat and then controlling winter annuals this fall are important to reducing disease, saving soil moisture, and achieving top yields next summer.
This article evaluates various date-driven winter wheat marketing strategies, using 20 years of prices for Kimball, Nebraska. It compares each year’s average harvest price and the probability of the average price of a strategy being higher than the cash price at harvest.
For wheat growers, one aspect of being a good neighbor is controlling volunteer wheat after harvest to stop wheat curl mites from moving into the new crop of wheat and transmitting viruses, particularly wheat streak mosaic virus. Volunteer wheat should be controlled in time to provide a two-week break in the green bridge.
University researchers will be conducting a two-year study to see how grain quality, yield, and field stands are affected by nitrogen fertilizer rates and application timing. The trials will be conducted across the state and with variations in the amount of precipitation received.