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Winter Wheat #358350

Asked August 31, 2016, 12:35 PM EDT

For optimal results what is the best time to sow winter wheat, and at how many pounds per acre (broadcast sowing).

Jones County Texas

Expert Response

Great question!

Winter wheat can be planted from September through October if planning to graze livestock on the crop. If planting for grain only, the crop can be planted anytime from mid-October through November.

General seeding rate for wheat using a drill planter is 60 lbs./acre. Increase by up to 50% if broadcast planting. So, roughly 90 lbs/acre for broadcast.

Additional info regarding wheat crop establishment can be found here:

http://bit.ly/1ObJIhL

Steve Estes Replied September 06, 2016, 11:32 AM EDT

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