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Our Agronomic Recommendations:

Want to Plant Early:
We strongly recommend waiting to plant until late September or early October. However, if you must, we recommend planting a medium maturity, wheat streak tolerant variety that will not break dormancy early in the spring. Be careful, however, hot, dry conditions lead to poor germination and emergence.
       Best:     Winterhawk
​​       Better:   TAM 113
       Good:    WB-Grainfield ​

Have to plant deep:
Watch out for hot and dry soils, they can reduce coleoptile length which can reduce emergence and germination.
        Better:   TAM 111
        Good:    WB-Cedar
                      TAM 113 ​​​​

Need drought tolerance:
Try -
​         Best:      TAM 113
         Better:   TAM 111​ 
         Good:    WB-Cedar​​

Spring freeze is my concern:
Planting later and planting a variety that will hold dormancy in the spring will help reduce your concern.
         Better:    WB-Grainfield
         Good:      TAM 111
                         TAM 113

​​​​My cows need to eat:
For fall grazing potential -
​          Best:      TAM 113
          Better:    WB-Cedar
          Good:     TAM 111

Bugs have been hungry:
Scouting for mites and aphids is highly recommended. Mites have killed many fields of wheat during previous seasons and aphids have spread Barley Yellow Dwarf throughout the area. Watch out for a new Russian wheat aphid strain that affects even RWA resistant varieties. Increased fertility will help fight insect damage.
          Best:        Winterhawk
My fields are irrigated:​
Straw strength, height, and yield potential are what you want to look for with irrigated fields.
​           Best:        WB-Cedar
                            TAM 111
                            TAM 113
Diseases are my fear:
Under severe disease pressure, even the most resistant varieties will typically show some disease symptoms. In addition, possible changes in races of stripe rust are common in the Central Plains and could change ratings to some extent from one year to the next. Scout your fields and spray with fungicide when necessary.

Mosaic has become a problem in the area. There are three different virus diseases that occur in the area separately or in combination. All have similar symptoms and are helped along by the wheat curl mite. Wheat Streak Mosaic is the most prevalent. Resistant varieties to WSM can become infected with the other two viruses. Your best bet is to control the wheat curl mite by controlling volunteer and planting later.​​
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