Winter wheat growers across Western Canada have shared their experiences with us. Click on the locations below to see how these growers did in your area.
Betty Turner from Killarney, Manitoba has grown winter wheat for over two decades and it has been in their crop rotation every year since they started. Betty shoots for 100 bushels of winter wheat per acre every year and is never very far from the target.
Mark Akins from Hearne, Saskatchewan sees the efficiency in winter wheat as one of its most important benefits.
Lee Moats of Riceton, Saskatchewan has grown winter wheat since 1985. He knows that everything comes down to money and winter wheat is his answer for ensuring farm profitability.
Stewart Elder from Simpson, Saskatchewan sees value in winter wheat and grows more of it than any other cereal.
Doug Martin from Selkirk, Manitoba started growing winter wheat because of the high yield potential.
Ryan Boyd from Brandon, Manitoba has grown winter wheat for over a decade because of the many benefits it brings to his farm.
Gary Stanford of Magrath, Alberta has grown winter wheat his whole life. He believes it is the best crop for return on investment in his area.
Kendall Heise of Isabella, Manitoba knows that seeding in the fall can pose some challenges, but he knows those challenges can be overcome and are worth finding a solution for.
David Manness has farmed close to Domain, Manitoba for most of his life. Winter wheat was a part of his family farm’s cropping plan for 12 years before David was involved and he recently reintegrated it back into their cropping plan for the last six years. David appreciates the benefits of winter wheat, the biggest benefit being the potential for profit.
Kent Erickson from Irma, Alberta believes the benefits of growing winter wheat outweigh the perceived challenges.
Greg Stamp from Enchant, Alberta is a young farmer who has grown winter wheat for over a decade and plans his other crops around it.