Productive dual purpose winter wheats


Winter wheats do well on a wide range of soil types. Varieties are chosen on a number of characteristics including climate (rainfall, elevation, temperature), maturity, soil type (especially acidity), grain quality, tolerance to diseases and climate risks, straw strength, head type, and grazing and grain yield ability. The following topics are covered:

  • Paddock selection
  • Weed control
  • Sowing time
  • Timing opportunities
  • Storing sub-soil moisture
  • Choosing varieties
  • Sowing rate
  • Crop nutrition
  • Grazing management
  • Disease control
  • Economics


Agfact DPI 438 First Edition

Published: 01 May 2005