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Illinois farmer sees potential for triple digit wheat yields

Dean Campbell’s wheat field on 4/8/2021. Some frost damage can be seen in the brown leaves.

A southwestern Illinois farmer says so far, winter wheat is looking above average in his area.

“There’s potential out there yet. We are hoping to be bumping that triple digit yield. If it can happen, we’ve got the set up for it.”

But, Dean Campbell of Coulterville tells Brownfield, “We’ve got a lot of water to go under the bridge before the combine will be running and we can gather up that kind of yield.”

He says there was a concerning cold snap a few weeks ago, but he has noticed little to no damage from it. Campbell says they have finished their second pass of nitrogen and broadleaf control.

“And we will do one more pass at heading for head scab fungicide treatment. We’ve already been across that field four times with the sprayer- it gets a little bit of TLC.”  

Campbell will double crop soybeans in those fields following wheat harvest.

 

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