growing winter wheat

The winter hardiness ratings of most winter wheat varieties registered in Western Canada are good to excellent. Producers who farm in areas of the Prairies outside the Chinook belt should be particularly vigilant in selecting a variety with good winter hardiness. Also, if recommended seeding practices are compromised, such as late seeding or seeding into inadequate stubble, the winter hardiness of a variety can become a critical trait in that crop’s success. Properly managed winter wheat on the Canadian Prairies has similar winter survival to winter wheat in Kansas, the largest winter wheat growing state in the United States.