Organic Erisman Soft Red Winter Wheat
- Variety developed for organic producers by U of IL and named after long-time organic grower Jack Erisman
- Early maturing, high yielding and good disease resistance to fusarium head blight and stripe rust •
- Excellent field and University results, strong yields, heavy test weight and excellent disease resistance
- Very good milling & baking quality grain
- Wide adaptability to variable soil types
- This product requires a signed license agreement prior to shipping
$30.00 / 50lb Bag - Signed license agreement required prior to shipment
Winter wheat provides options as a grain cash crop, straw, and a cover crop to break weed and pest cycles. A 12-year University of Illinois study found that winter wheat added as a third rotational crop to a corn-soybean rotation boosted corn harvest by 10 bushels/acre and soybeans by 5 bushels/acre. Winter wheat provides an excellent window for seeding cover crops after grain harvest.
Best Use: Grain, Cover Crop, Forage
Adaptations: All soil types
Planting Date: Sept. 10 – Oct. 10 in southern MN
(date range will change as you move north or south)
- Winter wheat needs sufficient available N (and other nutrients) to support the yield target. Many conventional producers split apply N or a total of 1.5-2.5 units per bu. of yield target
- Avoid planting winter wheat on corn ground or wheat stubble because it increases the risk of fusarium head blight
- If wheat must follow corn or corn silage, remove or bury the corn residue to reduce risk of fusarium head blight
- Planting past optimum seeding date increases the risk of winter kill and reduces yield
- Seeding too early can result in excessive fall growth, making plants more vulnerable to winter kill and acts as a green bridge for pests
- Watch chemical rotation restrictions
100-140 lbs/acre drilled 1″ to 2″ deep
Optimum final stand is 900,000-1,000,000 plants/acre
Click here to view trial data for winter wheat products.
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