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Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue Dec 4, 2012 08:11 AM CST

A producer recently emailed me asking about "frost seeding" winter wheat as a cover crop. What is the best way to seed it? How late is too late to seed?

Like many things, there's not one answer to this question. You can drill it, broadcast, or broadcast and incorporate lightly. As a cover crop, I recommend 1 bushel (60 pounds) of wheat seed per acre for drilling, 80 to 90 broadcasting without incorporation and 70 to 75 pounds when broadcasting with light incorporation. Your method depends on what kind of stand you want and how even you want the distribution.

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