Jointing Wheat

Jointing Wheat

I wanted to get this out there.  This afternoon I found jointed wheat in southern Grant county that I am sure two days ago had not jointed.  This is significant in that it is demonstrative of how rapidly the wheat plant is changing with the warmer temperatures.  The wheat "wants" to be jointed by now and is making it's move rapidly.

I post this because several chemicals that I know producers are still wanting to put on their wheat crop will become an off label application after jointing.  Chemicals such as the grass herbicides Power Flex and Olympus, as well as some growth regulator chemicals such as Dicamba, 24D, and others. Check the label.

Much wheat in the area is still quite small and just tillered, BUT even that wheat will be accelerating toward joint. So check your fields for jointing before application.

 It is not difficult to find, strip the outer layers off the stem, run the stem between your fingers and look for the swollen joint. 

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1. Missi wrote:
I'm not easily ipmressed. . . but that's impressing me! :)

Wed, June 5, 2013 @ 6:08 PM

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