Producers gearing up to plant wheat in the coming month have two major obstacles ahead. Our Eddie Griffis has some tips on how to overcome them.
"I recently visited with Dr. Calvin Trossle, Extension agronomist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, producers are starting to get ready to start planting wheat. It's that time of year. He said that it's still kind of early unless you're looking at forage. If you're looking at grain, probably looking at more into the month of September to start planting that wheat. There have been guys that have already started getting wheat in the ground because there is available moisture there to get that wheat up. The biggest concern with that is weed control. As we move forward through the end on August and first of September, to ensure that wheat has an adequate chance and with the availability of moisture out there, weed control is going to be crucially important as far as getting out there and taking care of that wheat. If you're wondering what wheat variety to plant, you can go to the Texas A&M Agrilife Research Extension Center website. Dr. Calvin Trossle has his picks there as far as wheat varieties. The only problem with that, the availability of wheat this year is minimal. So, if you need wheat you probably need to call yesterday to try to get those varieties that you want."
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