Seedbed Preparation


The mechanics of seedbed preparation for dual-purpose wheat production will be very similar to those for grain-only wheat production. Since seedbed preparation for dual-purpose wheat occurs earlier in the summer, there is generally much greater potential for moisture losses during final tillage operations. Early season moisture availability is frequently the dominant factor governing wheat forage production in the southern Great Plains. Therefore, final tillage operations should be shallow or avoided by herbicidal control of weeds as part of a stale seedbed or no-till management system.