On average, Kansas producers lose 10 million bushels of wheat each year

Controlling volunteer wheat is important now is important


September 7, 2023

Many producers are busy swathing and baling alfalfa and forage sorghum or sudan, but it soon will be time to be in the fields with wheat drilling. There is still time to control or kill the volunteer wheat before you attempt to plant your 2024 wheat crop.

Producers really don’t like the mention of volunteer wheat, but you can always count on it rearing its ugly head even in dryer conditions. Volunteer wheat is a fact of life in wheat production and no combine is perfect, so there is usually plenty of grain left in the field to produce volunteer. These management guidelines may help decre...

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