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Wheat Seeding- Is it too late

Hayes

Yearling... With promise
Hey guys, I had full intentions of spraying gly before now. My wheat has headed out. I want to spray and then broadcast eqyptian wheat and milo into the standing, but im afraid with all the wheat heads now I maybe too late. Whats your thoughts?
 

yoderjac

5 year old buck +
I'm not quite sure I understand you question. Too late in terms of climate? You might want to update your profile to add the location for this kind of question. Too late to spray because the wheat is not actively growing and gly won't kill it since it is dying naturally? Are you worried that the wheat is too tall and will shade out your milo? Any issue with mowing the wheat?

I guess I'm just not following the question.
 

Hayes

Yearling... With promise
I'm not quite sure I understand you question. Too late in terms of climate? You might want to update your profile to add the location for this kind of question. Too late to spray because the wheat is not actively growing and gly won't kill it since it is dying naturally? Are you worried that the wheat is too tall and will shade out your milo? Any issue with mowing the wheat?

I guess I'm just not following the question.

Will all the wheat that has headed out sprout and drown out my other crops?
 

ruskbucks

5 year old buck +
I think maybe he is worried about the seeds growing into wheat again. I had this problem with my buckwheat.i didn't spray it before it seeded out. Buckwheat came in way to thick and choked out my brassicas.
 

yoderjac

5 year old buck +
Will all the wheat that has headed out sprout and drown out my other crops?

I would not worry too much about it. It may depend on your soil. I've got heavy clay and WR will surface broadcast well, but wheat does not do as well. If you are concerned about the wheat, mow it and cultipack it now. Wait for a week or two for the seeds to sprout and then spray it with gly and then plant.

Thanks,

Jack
 

rocksnstumps

5 year old buck +
Tend to agree that wheat not likely to be an issue but I only cultipacked and didn't mow mine. The birds likely took care of a bunch for me too. Only time I've had cranes visit that plot. I'm not sure if I would mow, that would probably get more seed to soil contact. I've mowed rye after seeding out a couple of times and agree that way too thick when it comes back.

Perhaps the Kansas crowd will comment. They do a lot of wheat vs rye
 

crowskee

5 year old buck +
What is the benefit of planting egyptian wheat and milo together?
 

cavey

5 year old buck +
What is the benefit of planting egyptian wheat and milo together?
assuming he has forage milo/sorghum - my guess is he just has it as a mix of taller cover plants - a little variety. If its grain milo then maybe he has a lighter mix of Egyptian wheat to give it some taller structure/cover, Kind of like planting some corn in a soybean field.
 

TreeDaddy

5 year old buck +
assuming he has forage milo/sorghum - my guess is he just has it as a mix of taller cover plants - a little variety. If its grain milo then maybe he has a lighter mix of Egyptian wheat to give it some taller structure/cover, Kind of like planting some corn in a soybean field.

Agree with above^^^^^^

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Hayes

Yearling... With promise
What is the benefit of planting egyptian wheat and milo together?
From a soil stand point I dont know of any. Mainly just for doves. The EW is going to be planted closer to the driveway and will leave a good bit standing for a screen. Is there something different that maybe better I should be doing that would benefit the soil and able to use for doves? Im a newby.
 

crowskee

5 year old buck +
From a soil stand point I dont know of any. Mainly just for doves. The EW is going to be planted closer to the driveway and will leave a good bit standing for a screen. Is there something different that maybe better I should be doing that would benefit the soil and able to use for doves? Im a newby.
I would think sunflowers and milo would attract more doves. But then again I don't dove hunt so maybe someone with more experience can chime in. Egyptian wheat can get close to 10 feet tall and milo about half that height. Plant them together and you could end up with just a field of egyptian wheat.
 
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