WHEAT PERFORMANCE IN
Crop Sciences Special Report 2003-01
Emerson D. Nafziger, Darin K. Joos, Ralph W. Esgar, and Brian R. Henry
Department of Crop Sciences,
650,000 acres of wheat harvested in
The fall of
2002 was relatively cool and dry, and wheat got off to a rather slow start, with
less than average amounts of tillering and ground
cover before dormancy. The crop came through the winter well, in part because
it stayed cold, without repeated freezing and thawing cycles. Early spring
weather was extremely favorable, with cool, dry weather in March and April. It
was rainy and cool through much of May, with many wheat fields in
these variety trials were seeded at the rate of 36 seeds per square foot, and
consisted of six 7.5-inch rows trimmed to about 16 feet long before harvest.
There were three replications. Yields were corrected to 13.5% moisture. As
there were few diseases to rate, we did not take systematic ratings at any of
the locations. But this year, we are including Fusarium head scab ratings from
Dr. Fred Kolb’s misted, inoculated scab trial at
|Oct. 15||40 Fall
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|Orr Center||Glenn Raines
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silty clay loam
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Following is a list of addresses and phone numbers of
companies that entered wheat varieties in the 2003
AgriPro Seeds, Inc. Miles Seed
(765) 563-3111 (800) 685-0877
Armor Seed Co.
Fisher, AR 72429
(870) 328-7222 (614) 889-1136
Beck’s Hybrids Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l.
(317) 984-3508 (800) 950-3489
DeRaedt Seeds, Inc. Royster-Clark, Inc.
(847) 464-5553 (800) 776-0665
Diener Seeds, Inc. Steyer Seeds
371 N. Diener Rd.
(219) 984-5837 (419) 992-4570
Excel Brand Seeds Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
(217) 593-7708 (252) 746-3004
GROWMARK, Inc. UAP Richter Co.
(309) 557-6399 (800) 533-8309
JGL, Inc. Wilken Seed Grains, Inc.
3540 S. US
(765) 6535-5402 (815) 844-3458
Lewis Hybrids, Inc.