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Now what happens to wheat acres?

I'm half done seeding my wheat and questioning weather or not I should finish or go to corn instead.

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Now what happens to wheat acres?

Wheat is up more than corn and doesn't cost as much to grow. Start the tractor.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Now what happens to wheat acres?

How are planting conditions in your area (where are you located first of all). Lots of U.S. is, has gotten, or will get, too dry to plant winter wheat

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Re: Now what happens to wheat acres?

South central Wi. moisture is okay could use a little rain but can do without if we have to. I'm planting in moisture. 

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Senior Contributor

Re: Now what happens to wheat acres?

Before you answer that question, settle in your mind what you can achieve with planting wheat or going to corn.  If your area is historically short of moisture at the critical pollination stage and grain fill, corn won't get you to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  If you are in a growing region where you can raise high yielding durum or other wheat, you have a shot at it, perhaps.  If weather patterns give you the privilege of planting either with good odds of success, it's a great option. 

 

If you were to ask this question ten years into the future, with better wheat genetics, I would love to say, by all means, plant more wheat.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Now what happens to wheat acres?

I agree with your points. If you can dependably grow decent corn then wheat is probably not the way to go. Dependable corn means either irrrigation or dependable rains (which can hurt wheat quality).

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