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Wheat Production

Wheat is Oklahoma’s largest cash crop and the state’s producers sow 5 to 6 million acres of winter wheat annually. Here you’ll find resources and insight from Oklahoma State University experts about how to successfully raise a healthy wheat crop.

 

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Wheat crop weed management heading into spring

As temperatures begin to warm and rain falls, wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality may turn to herbicides to get a handle on grass and broadleaf weeds.

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Wheat producers facing tough call on nitrogen application

Even after recent rains, Oklahoma wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality are facing tough decisions about if, when and how much to fertilize at this critical juncture of the growing season.

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Protect future yields and protein content in Clearfield wheat this fall

For Oklahoma wheat growers who are battling feral rye and jointed goatgrass incursions, wheat variety selection can be a particularly important consideration when trying to produce a crop with sufficient yields and protein content.

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Do not feed the weeds

Weeds are the enemy of any healthy crop and they can be difficult, frustrating adversaries. But, producers keeping a sharp eye on both the yield and the quality of their wheat crops are not heading into battle powerless.

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Soil fertility should be at the top of your checklist

Brian Arnall explains how the recent moisture can impact soil fertility, especially ahead of winter crops.

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Weeds take moisture and nutrients too

Misha Manuchehri says winter crop producers should start planning a strategy to manage weeds.

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