Early sowing of wheat can lead to several problems, from increased chances of insect- or mite-transmitted viral diseases to decreased emergence.Optimum wheat planting dates in Kansas depend on location within the state.
Planting wheat in the optimum planting date window and using the recommended seeding rates are two best management practices that help achieve the maximum yield potential.
Selection of the optimal planting date is one of the most important decisions for farmers. When deciding to fire up the planter, producers should consider soil temperatures rather than just calendar dates. Planting too early can cause problems as the season progresses.
Soybeans can be planted over a wide range of dates with adequate soil moisture conditions, although germination and emergence could be reduced and/or delayed in when soil temperature is less than 60°F. Recommended maturity groups vary by region in Kansas.
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.