The Western Winter Wheat Initiative is a collaboration between Bayer, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Richardson International Ltd. The purpose of this initiative is to demonstrate how winter wheat is a highly productive crop option for western Canadian farmers. Each year, new varieties with greater yield advantage, disease tolerance and other important traits are introduced to the market making winter wheat an excellent agronomic fit in crop rotations.
Winter wheat is often overlooked by many farmers because of the extra time it can take, the risk due to winter weather, and various other factors, many of which are misconceptions. But there are many reasons why including a winter wheat crop in a rotation can be beneficial.