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WestBred Wheat Growers Make Up Nearly 50 Percent of National Winners in Yield Contest

WestBred wheat announced today that 22 WestBred growers placed at the national and/or state levels in the 2017 National Wheat Yield Contest. The National Wheat Yield Contest, organized by the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), highlights the practices of growers that maximize production.


Calculate & Compare Potential Yields

Find out how planting certified seed can increase your yield potential, compared to replanting saved seed. Plus, see the difference an Optimal Seeding Rate can make, compared to planting by the pound.

I don’t like to hassle with saving seed, putting it in the bin, taking it back out of the bin, hauling it somewhere to get it cleaned, putting it back in my truck, hauling it back and putting it in the drill—that is the main reason [why I purchase certified seed]
Kevin Holsch

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Seeding Rate Recommendations for Modern Wheat Products

There can be advantages to modifying plant densities with variable planting dates for spring wheat.

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Kansas Wheat Announces Winners of 2017 Yield Contest

Kansas Wheat is proud to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Kansas Wheat Yield Contest. This year’s top wheat yields belong to Spencer West of LeRoy, Eastern Region winner; Richard Seck of Hutchinson, Central Region Winner and Alec Horton of Horton Seed Services in Leoti, Western Region Winner.

'Sow' what—Wheat seeding rate recommendations

In all crops, seeding rate is an important decision. Whether it is 50 to 60 pounds for our western Kansas dryland producers or up to 90 (or even more) pounds for wheat grown in southeast Kansas, the traditional seeding rate for wheat was on a pounds per acre basis. However, the current recommendation is to sow on a seeds per acre basis instead

Planting Wheat? Update Your Technique, Expert Says

At the beginning of August, a voluntary survey conducted by Monsanto found that more than 60 percent of farmers were using seeding rates for wheat based on pounds per acre. And while that may be the normal way to measure it, WestBred wheat is trying to change that.