The Illinois farmer sees potential for three-digit wheat yields

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The Illinois farmer sees potential for three-digit wheat yields

Dean Campbell’s wheat field on April 8th, 2021. Some frost damage can be seen in the brown leaves.

One farmer from southwest Illinois so far says that winter wheat looks better than average in his region.

“There is still potential out there. We hope to achieve that three-digit return. If it can happen, we have the prerequisites for it. “

But Dean Campbell of Coulterville says to Brownfield, “We have to get a lot of water under the bridge before the combine runs and we can get that kind of yield.”

He says there was a worrying cold snap a few weeks ago, but he noticed little or no damage from it. Campbell says they have completed their second pass of nitrogen and foliage control.

“And we’re going to do one more run to get to the scab fungicide treatment. We’ve been to this field four times with the sprayer – it’s going to be a bit of TLC. ”

Campbell will double harvest soybeans in these fields after the wheat harvest.

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