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Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Wheat Heading

Posted by romeethredge on March 30, 2013

Some wheat is now heading and by the end of next week we will see a lot of grain heads. As soon as the heads emerge is the best time for fungicide applications, so that we get the disease protection on the flag leaves and heads. I’m still seeing plenty of powdery mildew and a little leaf rust. I have not seen any stripe rust or stem rust. As far as insects, I’m seeing a few aphids but not much else. I saw one brown stink bug in a wheat field.

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Two different wheat varieties here. They were planted on the same day. One is jointing and approaching flag leaf emergence and the other one has not yet begun jointing, it has a higher cold requirement(vernalization).

Two different wheat varieties here. They were planted on the same day. One is jointing and approaching flag leaf emergence and the other one has not yet begun jointing, it has a higher cold requirement(vernalization).

2 Responses to “Wheat Heading”

  1. Steve Parker said

    Did you see any freeze damage in the wheat heads?

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