Winter wheat planting is off to a slow start in Ontario owing to the delayed harvest of beans.
Growers are, however, keen to plant more wheat and make adjustments, including broadcast seeding into standing soybeans and adjusting seeding rates. Wheat after hay or wheat has a high risk of Take-all disease. Wheat after silage should also be avoided due to fusarium risk. Where broadcast seeding, bump seeding rates to 2.5 million seeds/ac just as leaf drop begins. Agricorp also needs to inspect these fields this fall.
Here more tips on wheat planting with Wheat Pete’s Word On Real Agriculture: