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Managing wheat for forage and grain: The dual-purpose system

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Which wheat varieties maximize fall forage production in Kansas?

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2020 K-State wheat variety fall forage yield comparison

Every year the K-State Wheat Production Group compares the forage yield of several commonly grown wheat varieties and upcoming lines. Fall forage yield is an important aspect of dual-purpose wheat production. Learn which varieties showed the greatest forage production potential.

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Optimal time to remove cattle from wheat pastures: First hollow stem

Grazing termination is an important factor in determining wheat’s recovery potential and ability to produce grain following grazing. First hollow stem (FHS) is the optimal time to remove cattle from wheat pastures to protect grain yield potential.

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First hollow stem update: March 2, 2020

This report provides producers an update on the progress of first hollow stem (FHS) development in different wheat varieties. Identifying FHS is crucial if wheat is being grazed. These updates will run every week until all test varieties reach FHS.

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First hollow stem update: March 18, 2020

Since the last measurement on March 11, several wheat varieties have reached first hollow stem. This article details which test varieties have progressed to this growth stage and why it's important.

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First hollow stem update: March 26, 2020

As of March 26, all 28 wheat varieties had reached first hollow stem. Producers are advised to closely monitor their wheat pastures if they are being grazed. Read more in this article from the KSU Wheat group.

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2021 wheat variety fall forage yield comparison

Fall forage yield is an important aspect of dual-purpose wheat production. While weather and management practices are two main factors affecting fall forage yield, there are differences among varieties with respect to fall forage potential.

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Optimal time to remove cattle from wheat pastures: First hollow stem

When using winter wheat as both a forage and a grain, it's important to terminate grazing at the optimal time. Avoid reductions in yield by removing cattle from wheat fields at the first hollow stem stage of development.

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First hollow stem update: March 23, 2021

Wheat development is progressing across Kansas. Two varieties monitored by the KSU Wheat team have reached first hollow stem. Producers that graze their wheat are urged to closely monitor an ungrazed portion of their fields so they can terminate grazing at the appropriate time.

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First hollow stem update: March 26, 2021

Cattle should be removed from wheat pastures when the crop reaches first hollow stem. Since the last update from the K-State Extension Wheat and Forages team on March 23, a few more varieties have reached this growth stage.

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First hollow stem update: April 1, 2021

Winter wheat development is progressing quickly as the soil and air temperatures warm up. Read the latest update from the Wheat Extension team on which varieties have reached first hollow stem in their wheat plots.

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First hollow stem update: April 8, 2021

This is the last first hollow stem update for this wheat growing season. All varieties in the K-State trials have reached first hollow stem. Make sure to remove cattle from grazing to avoid yield losses when wheat has reached this stage.

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Planting wheat too early can lead to several problems

Early sowing of wheat can lead to several problems, from increased chances of insect- or mite-transmitted viral diseases to decreased emergence. Growers should consider planting around the optimum window if possible.

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