How does a wheat grower go from average yields to high yields? According to data from the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network, planting dates, seeding rates and temperatures during pollination can all make the difference in yield outcomes.

Among the data collected from growers throughout the regions, wheat heads were relatively similar in size, but some grew noticeably fewer kernels per head. The Network advises wheat growers to consider multiple planting varieties to mitigate weather challenges. Additionally, fertilizer timing can support higher yields, especially with later-planted wheat.

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