Friday, July 25, 2008

Preliminary Wheat Yield Estimates

The 2008 winter wheat harvest is a little behind schedule due to decreased heat units, delayed maturity, and green stems. The advantage of this delayed harvest however will likely be noticed once the combine hits the field. Preliminary yield reports from Dane (Dave Fisher), Winnebago (Nick Schneider), and Green Lake (Carla Hargrave) counties show winter wheat yields ranging from the low 70's to 105 bu per acre with test weights in the 58 to 62 pound range. In our three wheat fungicide tests we have mean yields of 88, 94, and 111 bushels per acre. If the weather continues to hold look for our winter wheat variety trial results to be published by 8/8/08.