Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat

WILBARGER COUNTY, TX - The wheat may be planted, but managing irrigation, in-season fertility, diseases and weeds will be critical for what producers who already face low crop prices and a predicted dry spring are facing.
Doctor Jourdan Bell, a Texas A&M Agronomist in Amarillo said poor dry land wheat stands will not fare well moving into next spring unless the region gets good winter precipitation. 
Because of that, it will be important for producers to decide how they are going to allocate their wheat crop with drought conditions approaching.
Newer varieties have the potential to yield higher if managed well but still face the same critical time periods for water stress.
If the spring yield potential looks good, producers will need to determine if it will be economical to manage for disease.

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