Wheat/Oat Grower Update

Take time to walk your wheat fields while the wheat is still young and you can count the plants per foot per row. If you find a row that is too thin or too thick flag that row on your drill and correct the seeding rate before you plant next year.

If your wheat is 4 inches (two or more tillers) tall or taller, then you may need to put out your winter weed control.  The weeds have really been growing because of the warm weather and can really hurt your yields. Chemical prices are up this year so please don’t cut out application because of the price, it will pay to control the weeds.

Please do not use 2,4-D at this time I think it hurts wheat yield too much and does not control all weeds.   Chemicals below are very gentle on wheat and give a much broader window of control.

Ryegrass has been growing also. Look at your fields and use the chemical that best suits your growth stage of wheat and ryegrass. PowerFlex is a good choice.

Weed control

Harmony Extra TotalSol: Per label always add surfactant per label.

Express  Plus  MCPA:  Per label always add surfactant per label.  Gives good to excellent control on most winter weeds.

DO NOT USE THIS ON OATS.

POWERFLEX:  Per label gives excellent weed and ryegrass control. Read label for plant back restrictions.

Good growing!

Steve, Lane, Lee, Blake, and Jimmy

** Information obtained from 2012 Georgia Pest Control Handbook and Intensive Wheat Management in Georgia.  As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.**

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