By Ryan McAllister, CCA, Team Sales Agronomist, Beck’s Hybrids
In this agronomic update I want to take some time to discuss the two most common questions I am receiving from growers as of late. Those questions are…
1. Why are areas in my wheat field turning white?
2. Why is my corn leaning over? It looks like chemical injury.
First, there are several reasons why your wheat may be appearing to reach maturity early.
1. Nitrogen deficiency: with the abundant rainfall we received this spring, our wheat plants are running out of nitrogen. When a grass crop runs out of N it begins the process of cannibalization. It will cannibalize itself to make grain. Therefore, we are seeing wheat fields that are prematurely dying due to this nitrogen cannibalization.
2. Low areas or drowned out spots are dying sooner due to anaerobic conditions from waterlogged soils earlier in the season. These same areas also run out of nitrogen sooner as well.… Continue readingRead More »