Double cropping after wheat harvest can be a high-risk venture. The most common double crop options are soybeans, sorghum, and sunflower. Other possibilities include summer annual forages and certain specialized crops.
There are several things to consider when thinking about double cropping after wheat harvest. The most common crop options are soybeans, sorghum, and sunflower. Others include summer annual forages and cover crops. Read more about this cropping system in this article.
Double cropping after wheat harvest can be a high-risk venture. The available growing season is relatively short. Heat and/or dry conditions in July and August may cause problems with germination, emergence, seed set, or grain fill. Ample soil moisture this year can aid in establishing a successful crop after wheat harvest. Read more about herbicide carryover potential and management considerations for double cropping with soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, summer annual forages, and corn.