Wheat School: Calculating the True Value of Each Crop in Rotation

When the time comes to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and look at the hard numbers behind the corn, soybeans and wheat in your rotation, it’s important to give each crop the credit it deserves. The truth is that when you run that rotation, unless you’re digging deep, wheat probably isn’t getting what it’s due.

SEE MORE WHEAT SCHOOL.

In part 3 of our look at wheat’s effect on corn and soybean yields, Dr David Hooker explains that making calculations on your crops net return involves taking a “big picture” view of things. When considering wheat, that means considering how things like nitrogen credits gained from wheat production give corn and soy that added bump. In this video Dr Hooker explains what to look at and how to calculate those numbers with a little help.

To download the spreadsheet, click here.

If you cannot see the embedded video below click here.

 

RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in agronomy information for your farm.

Trending

Canola School: Free Lunch, Mouse Poop, and Tough Lessons on Overwintered Canola Pt. 2

You can't really blame mice and deer from taking a bite out of overwintering canola swaths — your crop is literally a giant buffet for them. And, of course, animals have never heard the saying "don't poop where you eat," and so, to add insult to injury, not only has overwintered canola been downgraded by…Read more »

Related

Leave a Reply