Ohio State University Research/Extension Bulletin

Agronomic Crops Team On-Farm Research Projects 1997

Special Circular 160-98


WHEAT

Wheat Seeding Rate Trial

Objective

To assess the performance of various wheat seeding rates.

Cooperator: Dennis Baker
County of Site: Darke
Nearest Town: Greenville
Major Soil Type: Brookston/Miami
Drainage: Subsurface
Irrigation: None
Tillage: No-till
Previous Crop: Soybeans
Soil Test: pH 6.5
P 174
K 496
Fertilizer: 10/2/96 - 100# 18-46-0, 100# 0-0-0
3/31/97 - 75# 46-0-0 topdress
Herbicides: None
Variety: Shurgro 1550
Planting Date: Oct. 16, 1996
Harvest Date: July 17

Materials and Methods

Wheat plots were planted at four seeding rates and replicated three times. Individual plots were 60 ft. wide and 550 ft. long.

Results

Seeding RateYield
50 lbs/A 85.6 bu./A
75 lbs/A 86.7 bu./A
100 lbs/A 86.9 bu./A
125 lbs/A 86.1 bu./A

There were no significant differences among the treatment averages at the 0.05 (lsd 7.52 bu/A) and the 0.20 (lsd 4.42 bu/A) levels of probability. Coefficient of variation equaled 16.4%.

Submitted by:

Dennis Baker
Ohio State University Extension - Darke County
700 Wayne St.
Greenville, Oh 45331
937-548-5215
baker.5@osu.edu


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