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Alabama: 17 Practices for Achieving High Wheat Yields

October 31, 2016
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The Alabama Cooperative Extension offers these 17 practices for achieving high wheat yields:

  1. Plant high quality seed
  2. Use a grain drill to plant
  3. Use deep tillage to disrupt hard pans
  4. Plant during the recommended planting dates
  5. Plant high yielding, pest resistant and well adapted varieties for your area
  6. Plant the appropriate number of seeds per acre
  7. Plant at the proper depth
  8. Develop a good strategy to control weeds
  9. Soil test and fertilize
  10. Apply nitrogen in the fall to encourage tiller production
  11. Topdress with Nitrogen in a timely manner
  12. Tissue test and monitor for nutrient deficiencies
  13. Control aphids and scout for insect pests
  14. Protect against disease
  15. Consider a plant growth regulator if lodging is a concern
  16. Use tramlines
  17. Harvest wheat as early as possible

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