Intensive Winter Wheat Management – 2018

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist John Gaska, Senior Outreach Specialist, Adam Roth, Program Manager, and Spyridon Mourtzinis, Post-doctoral researcher, Agronomy. Damon Smith, Field Crops Plant Pathologist and Brian Mueller, Asst. Researcher, Plant Pathology

A research trial was initiated at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station to assess the impact of various management levels (Table 1) on the yield, grain quality, and disease incidence on 14 soft red winter wheat varieties. Management levels were stair-stepped with increasing intensity of inputs. Each management step increased yield, however growers should verify individual farm gate input prices to see if yield increases had a positive ROI.

To view the results of the trial, click here.