Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin Extension wheat and soybean specialist, says many growers in Wisconsin and other regions had a difficult time getting all winter wheat planted in the optimal planting date window in 2009. So the question is, "Can I still make money off of a wheat crop that is expected to yield 30% less than normal production levels?" he asks.

ā€œIf the answer to that question is yes, then it is critical to get across that wheat as quickly as possible with an early N application to stimulate tiller formation. It will also be important to scout early and often as weeds will likely be a greater issue in 2010 than in normal years.ā€

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