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Any Wheat or Corn Farmers out there?
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Promise Land Ranch    Posted 02-12-2003 at 18:40:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am doing a little research about growing wheat and corn(animal feed). Most of my information is from a 1937 Dept. of Agriculture book and I wanted to get some more up to date information. Mainly what I need is Bushels/acre rates. I would also like some opinions on what the best varieties are today and which ones would be best for our dry, hot climate. How much irrigation would be needed to raise these crops?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Shelby


Manitoba    Posted 02-13-2003 at 09:49:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy Shelby,

I seed 3 bushels to the acre of wheat,
We have several varieties, but I prefer
a semi dwarf due to the higher yeilds.


wade    Posted 02-12-2003 at 19:11:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shelby:Don't know much about wheat but corn is planted so many plants per acre. One of the best sources for information on that is the seed corn companies. There are several that sell over the internet and would have information on planting rates in your area.I think one is called Net Seeds.Also your state ag college should have information through their extension service, usually available on the internet.I posted a link to a site below that has a ton of information for small farmers and a lot of links to other sites as well. Wade


Walt    Posted 02-13-2003 at 04:32:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get an agronomy guide from county ag extension unit, it will have planting dates, fertilizer rates, etc. for your area.

I plant around 100 acres of corn a year, don't have my notes in front of me, but I plant around 26-28000 seed/plants per acre (plant population) at 36" row spacing, don't use irrigation, live in southern pa, last few years were bad as not much rain, but still got around 70 bu/ac, a few years ago with good rainfall, got around 180 bu/ac. This is shelled corn. Have been using the 118 day varieties.

Best to get a Ag guide as it will vary depending on where you live.

Walt


Promise Land Ranch    Posted 02-14-2003 at 05:44:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the help. Now I know where I can get the most accurate information.

Thanks, Shelby


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