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Learn the Language of Wheat

December 15, 2011
By: Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor

Wheat plants communicate with farmers in their own special language from the time they emerge from the ground in spring to the moment they’re harvested each fall, according to Phil Needham, high-yield wheat expert. 

Granted, the plants don’t use a verbal language. Rather, they speak volumes by the way they grow and produce grain. Farmers who tune-in to those processes and tailor their management practices to fit their crop needs will reap the reward of higher yields, Needham says.

"Fairly small things like fine-tuning our seeding and nitrogen rates can make significant contributions to crop success," says Needham, who works with wheat growers throughout the United States and Canada.

Needham invites wheat farmers to learn more about the language of wheat by joining him in one of two upcoming Farm Journal Wheat Colleges. More details about the events and registration process are available at the links listed below. Plus, listen in here as Needham provides a brief overview of the topics he’ll address for farmers during each program.


Wheat College Events:

Jan. 27, 2012: Manhattan, Kan.

Register Now!

Feb. 9, 2012: Bismarck, N.D.

Register Now!



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