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In-Row Starter Fertilizer for Wheat

With thinking about wheat planting has come the usual, and less usual, questions about fall soil fertility. This article is prompted by recent questions about one of the less usual topics, in-furrow starter fertilizer for wheat. What, how, why/when and why/when not? Photo from K-State.

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ProductionJennifer Elwell
Selecting Wheat Varieties

One of the most critical management decisions Kentucky wheat producers must make in late summer/early fall is choosing which wheat varieties to grow. Even though Kentucky’s climate is extremely variable from year to year, there are several must have traits: yield and test weight are always at the top of the list, but disease and lodging resistance are essential as well.

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ProductionJennifer Elwell
USDA Asks Producers to Report Crop Yields

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is surveying Kentucky producers for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) small grains survey. The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and yield and production of small grains crops. CAPS will provide the data needed to estimate acreage and production of winter wheat in Kentucky.

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2018 Kentucky Small Grain Variety Test Results Available

The University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Testing Program evaluates wheat and barley varieties that are commercially available or may soon be available to farmers. Annual variety performance testing provide farmers, seed producers, extension agents and consultants with current, unbiased information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements.

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2017 Kentucky Small Grain Variety Test Results Available

The University of Kentucky Small Grain Variety Testing Program evaluates wheat and barley varieties that are commercially available or may soon be available to farmers. Annual variety performance testing provide farmers, seed producers, extension agents and consultants with current, unbiased information to help them select the varieties best adapted to their locality and individual requirements.

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