Too late for Winter Wheat????

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  1. stevep

    stevep Member

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    I'm in Central IL, and I know it's late, but is it too late to throw some winter wheat on a field for a plot? I've got 2 little 1.5 acre plots that I'd like to disc up now that I have the means, and I was going to throw some WW on them. Anything would be better than the mess that I have on them right now.

    Also, if it's not too late, what rate would you plant at? I'll just be broadcasting it.
     
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  3. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ....this forecast... no. Might consider rye tho.
     
  4. stevep

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    What makes rye better? Quicker growth?
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Active Member

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    Deer like rye better, but you could do half and half just to experiment
     
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    Rye will germinate in cooler soil and grow longer into the fall/winter.
    I planted some rye I had left over in my garden 14 days ago. It is 4" tall and the deer are have been hammering it. In my garden so it received a good watering. Good luck
     

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