Higher Protein In A Wet Year?

My wheat crop was seeded May 14, says Les Henry. Between seeding and spraying (June 15), five inches of rain fell and the crop was as yellow as a canary. The excess rain had leached the N to lower depths. But as the roots progressed they found the N and the crop perked up. When N is taken up from greater depths later in the season it usually results in higher protein. I would not be surprised if we had at least some areas of higher-protein wheat this year — if it ever quits raining so we can get it off!



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