Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Edwards Discusses Wheat Variety Selection in New Video

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:24:34 CDT

Edwards Discusses Wheat Variety Selection in New Video
With wheat planting just days to weeks away in some parts of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University Small Grains Extension Specialist Dr. Jeff Edwards has posted a video discussing variety selection. (The video is available at the bottom of this story.)

Edward says selecting the right variety is important because it sets the yield potential for the crop and then determines the management practices necessary for maximum yields.

“If you don’t start with a good variety, it kind of minimalizes or marginalizes many of the other management actions you’ll take throughout the season.”

Edwards says variety selection should be made on a farm by farm and field by field basis. He recommends two Extension publications to help producers compare varieties which may be suitable for their needs, CR 2143 Small Grains Variety Performance Tests and PSS-2142 Wheat Variety Comparison Chart. Both are available by clicking here.

Edwards recommends producers lower their risk by diversifying their variety selections much like diversifying one’s stock portfolio. He advises choosing varieties from different maturity groups and planting late maturing varieties first. He says that offers maximum protection against late spring frosts.

An extremely important factor to consider, Edwards says, is whether the producer is open to spraying a foliar fungicide if necessary in the spring. While he doesn’t have to commit to doing so in the fall, the producer who can build yield potential throughout the growing season may need to preserve those gains by spraying in the spring. Knowing whether one will or will not spray can help guide variety selection decisions.

Other factors to be considered are forage production for grazing, first hollow stem, high temperature germination sensitivity and Hession fly resistance.

Click in the video window below to see the entire presentation from Dr. Edwards.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas Talked Farm Bill Implementation, Trade and More at His Town Hall Stop in Guthrie  Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:04:51 CDT
  • Feeder Steers and Heifers 2.00-5:00 Lower at OKC West Livestock West Auction Wednesday  Thu, 25 Apr 2019 05:23:52 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2019  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:30:31 CDT
  • Oklahoma National Stockyards Under New Management, Kellie Payne Named General Manager  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:15:10 CDT
  • Wednesday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:24:36 CDT
  • Tyson Getting Out of Plant Based Beyond Meat But Signals Plans to Starting Their Own Alternative Protein Product Line  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:08:59 CDT
  • Wednesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:06:36 CDT
  • OACD Awards Seth Stone, Hunter Jordan as the 2019 Mike Thralls Memorial Scholarship Winners  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:35:07 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Herbs Herb Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.