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Winter Wheat Measures Up Economically In The Parkland
Author: Bruce Barker, Top Crop Manger
Date Created: April 15, 2005
Last Reviewed: April 15, 2005

When considering crop rotations with winter wheat, the temptation is to look at yields and multiply by price and decide if winter wheat can compete with hard red spring wheat. But there is far more to winter wheat than gross return.

“I don't even know why people try to compare spring and winter wheat. They are two different crops just like canola and peas,” says Ron Heller, agronomist with Alberta Reduced Tillage LINKAGES (RTL) at Vermilion, Alberta. “The economic benefits of winter wheat are spread throughout the rotation and should be measured on their own merit.” 

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