Optimum planting dates for wheat in North Central Kansas begin in September


September 29, 2022

What are the risks of planting wheat early?

Producers will soon be drilling their 2023 wheat crop and it is always interesting to watch when drilling begins in north central Kansas. Because of our earlier soybean harvest in some fields, producers may be looking to start putting the wheat seed in the ground a little earlier than usual. But waiting may be a better choice!

The general target date for planting wheat for optimum grain yields in Kansas is within a week of the best pest management planting date, or BPMP (formerly known as the “Hessian fly-free”) date. If grain yields are the...

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