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Early Season Wheat Considerations

There are several things that can be done early in the season to help improve wheat yields the following spring.

The first thing to consider is early season fertility. Approximately 80% of your wheat yield comes from fall tiller production. Early season stress from inadequate N and K produces weak tillers and a reduction in total tillers produced.

Secondly, early season weed competition is another factor that can reduce wheat yields. In fields with a history of ryegrass products like Zidua or Fierce could be used early post emerge to provide residual control. Be sure to plant seed at least 1.25″ deep. If broadleaf weeds like henbit or radish are the problem something like Quelex could be applied early post emerge as well. Obviously, if all of these are recommended early you should be done spraying wheat in most situation by Christmas. We have other options like Harmony, 2,4-D and MCPA for additional weed control so contact your County Agent for specific recommendations.

Flint EMC is Hosting an Ag Forum


Flint Energies is inviting its agricultural members to its first-ever Agicultural Forum and Breakfast on March 13th, 2024 in Reynolds at the Co-op’s Headquarters. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking, with breakfast beginning at 8 am. Flint employees will cover the Co-op’s Load Management Program as well as Solar and Grant Opportunities. This opportunity is open to commercial farming operations within Flint EMC’s service territory.

To RSVP, contact Matt Denton at 478.331.2915 or Heather Nipper at 478.847.5112. 

You can also email your RSVP to or




Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.

Production Agriculture

Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.

Home & Garden

Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Georgia Green Landscape Stewards The Georgia Green Landscape Stewards program provides fact-based information to help businesses and residences in Georgia implement sustainable green practices in their landscape.


Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.

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