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Area Wheat Update

I have been in several wheat fields in the last couple days and most of them have moved into the jointing growth phase.  Once the wheat reaches this growth stage, it has gotten too mature for most herbicides and has also passed the optimum time for applying topdress nitrogen.  Any wheat…
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Powdery Mildew in Wheat

Yesterday I visited some fields that had some powdery mildew low in the canopy of our wheat crops.  This is in large part due to the high humidity and cooler temperatures that we are experiencing.  It is not to the point of causing economic damage but we will keep an…
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Where’s the growing point?

One of the more confusing things about wheat is determining the growth stage that the crop is in.  Probably one of the most critical growth stages to be aware of is when the wheat moves from the tillering phase into the jointing or stem elongation phase or the Zadoks 30/Feekes…
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How cold is too cold?

The most common question I have been getting recently is “Will the abnormally cold conditions we have been having recently hurt my wheat?” The answer depends on a number of factors (growth stage, water stress, etc), but for the wheat in our area we have not been cold enough to…
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It’s Time to Start Making Tiller Counts

It’s time to start making tiller counts in your wheat fields to determine if you need to split the remaining nitrogen into two applications.  If you count more than 80 tillers per square foot, you should be fine applying all of the  remaining nitrogen in one topdress application.  If you count less than that,…
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Wheat Weed Control Options

I have been in a few wheat fields recently and most of them are due for a herbicide application.  In the conventional tilled fields, the ryegrass has been up for about a week and the broadleaf weeds are still small and easy to control.  In the no-till fields, the weeds…
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Wheat Seeding Rates

(Thanks to Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Ag Agent for the picture) With Wheat Planting underway, I have been getting a few questions regarding wheat seeding rates.  Below is an excerpt from the 2013 Wheat production guide addressing the issue.  The entire 2013-2014 Wheat Production Guide can be found at  http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/gagrains/wheat.html…
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When to plant wheat?

With the optimum wheat planting window right around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to take a look at our wheat planting recommendations. The following information can be found in the 2013-2014 Wheat Production guide at http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/gagrains/documents/2013-14WheatProductionGuide.pdf The optimum window for wheat planting in Georgia is typically…
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