growing winter wheat

Winter wheat seeding operations often overlap with the harvest period for spring crops, and experienced growers are able to manage logistical planning.

Preparing seeding equipment prior to harvest will save precious time during a busy fall. Having fertilizer and seed available and on-farm can also save time. If on-farm storage is not feasible, arrangements should be made for cleaning or pick-up of seed, as well as confirming fertilizer will be available when needed. Growers may even have their seeding equipment field ready with seed and fertilizer on board, so seeding can start before trucks are needed. Trucks to supply seed and fertilizer are often the limiting factor when seeding, so utilizing hopper bins, seed wagons, or borrowing trucks may streamline seeding.