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Impact of planting date on winter wheat survival


November 4, 2019
By Field Crop News

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While there may be situations where Ontario producers get away with seeding wheat into late October and November, it doesn’t mean it will always work. So why do producers get away with planting late on some years versus others?

Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, explains how cereal development – particularly winter wheat – is impacted by planting date and growing degree days (GDDs). Follings writes that GDDs have a lot to do with it along with the conditions at seeding. | READ MORE