Wheat Fertility Management Summary
Nutrient deficiencies often limit wheat growth and development across the wheat producing areas. As a result, production efficiency and profitability suffer. While wheat producers do not have control over some factors affecting wheat growth and development, it is important to prevent controllable factors such as wheat nutrition limit production opportunities and profitability. It is often stated that rainfall and the length of grain fill are the most limiting factors for wheat production in the Great Plains- it is important that we make sure that it is these uncontrollable factors which limit wheat production and not such easily controllable factors such as crop nutrition.