If you are a farmer who planned on seeding wheat this year and you haven’t yet, it’s decision time. It’s June already, and there are a number of factors to consider when it comes to deciding whether to seed wheat or not to seed wheat. Economics are a major influence considering the spread between wheat and other short season crops like barley is so wide. That being said, you have to be able to grow a decent crop, and that means you have to consider things like growing degree days. If you’re in Southern Alberta, those days up to now are 75% of normal. If you use corn heat units, the picture is even worse being 25% of normal. That’s just Southern Alberta. Across the west, conditions are varied, and if you plan on seeding wheat, having a knowledge of growing conditions in your area is critical. High prices don’t mean much if you have nothing to sell.
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