Wheat

Species: Wheat (Triticum aestivum L. emend. Thell.)
Cultivars: Longhorn, Lockett.
(All grazing dual use).
Origin: Turkey
Use: Grazing, hay, grain.
Description: Texas is 2nd producing state after Kansas.
General:
Life Span:
2-4 feet tall, bunchgrass.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.5-8.0
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
10-66 inches. (In north-central Texas 25-30 inches).
Cold tolerant. Second most cold tolerant small grain after rye.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
General:
90-100 lb PLS/A
September-October
1.0 inch
7.5-10/A
December-April
4000-6000 lb/A
Notes:
  • When planted for grazing an awnless variety is recommended.
  • For dual use (grazing/grain) plant early, graze for 3 months (Mid Nov-Mid. Feb.) take cattle off at first hollow stem (Mid. February) and let produce grain (In dual use there is approximately 10% losses in grain yield).
  • 10 plants/sq.ft are considered adequate stands.

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