Options for Freeze Damaged Wheat

Greg Halich, Extension Economist, University of Kentucky

 

A severe freeze in mid-March has likely damaged much of the wheat crop in Kentucky. The extent and severity of the damage will be better known one to two weeks after the freeze when baseline estimates can be made. Normally, producers would have three options to deal with wheat stands that have been damaged at this stage:
1) Stay the course, harvest the wheat and then double-crop soybeans.
2) Terminate the wheat stand and plant corn.
3) Terminate the wheat stand and plant full-season

Read the rest of the article on the University of Kentucky Grain Crops Blog:

https://graincrops.blogspot.com/2017/03/options-for-freeze-damaged-wheat-which.html