Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Wheat – Flag leaf Stage

Posted by romeethredge on March 20, 2015

Some of our wheat is in the flag leaf stage, now. I took these photos yesterday in a field of  wheat that was planted about November 20th and is the Pioneer 26R94 variety.

Notice the head emerging in one photo. This was pretty rare though, in this field.

This is entering a critical stage for wheat as we want to protect the flag leaf for maximum grain yield.

I found no rust in this field and just a little powdery mildew. There has been leaf rust found in Mitchell county, however, already.  If we plan to make a preventative fungicide then we need to be preparing to make that application as soon as all the heads emerge unless disease threatens before that point.

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