Winter Wheat: Watch For Plant-Back Restrictions

September 10, 2012 04:20 AM
 

 All across the drought-stricken U.S., whispers of winter wheat plantings following the corn and soybean harvest are already in the air. It will be a good option for many farmers. The crop will not only help in terms of improved cash flow, but it also will trap nitrogen and other valuable nutrients that otherwise might leach from the soil over the winter.

But some are cautioning that you should review what herbicides you used earlier in the year before planting a winter wheat crop. Some herbicides, such as atrazine, have relatively long plant-back restrictions that could complicate things, says Mike Weber, senior tech service representative with Bayer CropScience.

While Weber’s main advice is "always read and follow label instructions," in the video below, he walks through a few things farmers should watch for when preparing to plant winter wheat.

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