growing winter wheat

Nutrients and micronutrients (not just nitrogen), specifically phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S), are required in similar fashions and levels as spring-seeded wheat varieties. Manage these appropriately and you will have a well-established winter wheat crop in the fall.

It is important to pay particular attention to phosphate applications. In addition to a potentially good yield response, adequate seed-placed phosphate will aid in the establishment of a healthy winter wheat crop in the fall and increase winter hardiness. The general recommendation is to apply 20-25 lbs/ac of actual phosphate with the seed. Not unlike other cereals, maintenance amounts of nutrients such as sulfur, potassium, and copper are required.