Home > News > Wheat Yields Down Due to Late Plantings, Says Mid-Atlantic Tour Group

An annual mid-Atlantic wheat field tour group says fields look good, but are behind in growth due to late fall plantings. The five-team, 50-person group has been organizing the tour for 11 years running — participants include farmers, Extension educators and wheat industry representatives. The group says fields showed normal spotty signs of disease and low insect pressures, and an average yield of 79.1 bushels per acre. While the yield was considerably down from 2020 averages, they believe late plantings caused by wet conditions was the primary cause. Read more of the group’s tour findings.

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