Wheat management decisions, Feb. 1

    Wheat management decisions

    Wheat development depends on weather and the planting date. The growth stages of wheat help producers decide when in spring to top-dress nitrogen to improve tiller development and stands. Growth stages also indicate when it’s time to apply herbicides for weed control and scout for soil-borne viral diseases and early-season foliar diseases.

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    For more information, the MU Extension guide "Management of Soft Red Winter Wheat" is available for download.