Step 1: Field History

General Field Conditions:

  • Non-irrigated
  • Field is flat
  • No-till for three years
  • Low nitrogen in soil test


Previous Year:

  • Previous crop was oats, before that peas
  • The oat crop had a high yield but plants lodged and had to be cut close to the ground
  • Winter wheat seed was treated with Captan 400 at a rate of 4 fl oz/100 lbs of seed
  • Winter wheat was seeded at recommended planting date in the fall


Current Year:

  • 2,4-D Amine application made when wheat reached 4 tillers
  • Top dressed with 40 lb./acre nitrogen about two weeks ago
  • Cool spring temperature with adequate rainfall