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High-yielding wheat can sometimes result in lower protein content due to the dilution effect in the grain — but the yield of this crop was only slightly above average.

Crop advisor casebook: Why did the protein content in this wheat crop take a hit?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the May 11, 2021 issue of Grainews

John has a 3,500-acre mixed grain and cattle farm not far from Brandon, Man., where he grows wheat, barley, canola and hay. John called me one day shortly after harvest when he ran into trouble at the grain elevator. As he explained over the phone, the problem was his wheat didn’t qualify as identity preserved […] Read more

Some of the barley plants had white heads. Also, the kernels of the affected plants didn’t fill. When pulled, these heads separated easily from the stem. The affected plants were distributed randomly throughout the field.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: A big barley bother

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the April 25, 2017 issue of Grainews

While assessing his crop for damage after a storm last year, Ian, a Manitoba producer, noticed some barley plants had white heads. Also, the kernels of the affected plants didn’t fill. Ian, who farms 1,500 acres of wheat, barley and canola near Oak Lake, Man., wasn’t sure if the storm had damaged the barley plants, […] Read more