Reports of yellowed and even purple-tipped winter wheat are rolling in from across southern Ontario. Farmers are, understandably, concerned about what’s going on with the crop and how this may impact next year’s yield. Never fear, as Peter Johnson, OMAFRA wheat specialist, took the time to sit down with RealAgriculture.com and explain exactly what’s happening with winter wheat.
The good news is, the yellowing is not likely to impact yield, as the crop is not setting yield at this stage. That yellow wheat is telling you something, however, and it’s up to you to determine which management practice you may need to tweak to avoid it happening again. In this video, Peter Johnson explains what’s making wheat yellow, why it matters and what to do about it.
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