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3 Things to Consider Before Planning Your 2015 Wheat Crop

The 2014 wheat crop was much better than expected with the wet winter we had, but with wheat prices continuing to go down, farmers are starting to question their wheat crops. Do we keep our acreage the same or decrease it? Do we plant wheat at all? The bottom line is can we make money planting wheat at these prices? That’s where we come in. Even at the current prices, planting wheat can still be profitable. As Pasquotank County Extension Agent, Al Wood points out in his latest newsletter there are a few factors to consider before planting. We’ve laid them out here with some resources and tips to keep in mind while planning your 2015 wheat crop. What Type of Wheat Should I Plant? Plant breeding and genetics are improving every year and growers are seeing that in their yields. Although this winter was a very wet one, yields in the northeast part of North Carolina averaged around 70 bushels per acre. Variety selection should be based mainly on yield with disease resistance following clos ...

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