Managing dual-purpose wheat: A crop planted “out of season”

Cattle ranchers in the Texas-Oklahoma region intentionally set themselves up for a management challenge when they plant dual-purpose wheat for both grazing and grain. They plant wheat out of season, ahead of the Hessian fly-free date when wheat seed will be a sitting target for the full onslaught of early fall soilborne pests and diseases.

In this SeedWorld article, Nufarm’s Eric Patton discusses the rationale behind this strategy and the management tools available to make it pay off.

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