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April 09, 2020 | Dispatch Argus
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Wheat Quality Varies Widely

In Illinois, it's the tale of two wheat crops this year

It may be a tale of two wheat crops this year, reports the Dispatch Argus.

Winter wheat planting was affected by the unfriendly weather conditions in 2019 that delayed planting of corn and soybeans, which in turn pushed back harvest. Wheat is the victim on some of the acres.

Nate Prater, an agronomist with Golden Harvest, said the best fields now appear to be ones where wheat was sown on idle ground.

Prater said much of the wheat that was planted late following soybeans or corn may be a disappointment. The main reason is that the stubble was unable to provide much nutrition.

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