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New wheat variety is available this fall

Staff writer

Farmers have begun sowing wheat, but recent rains have slowed it down.

According to Jeff Youk, an agronomist for Cooperative Grain and Supply, producers have six varieties to choose from, including a new variety called Zenda.

He said it is supposed to work well behind corn, so most of it is being sowed no-till into cornfields.

A blend of three varieties is popular with many farmers including members of Cooperative Grain and Agri Trails.

Agri Trails agronomist Anthony Schilling said its best to plant a variety with good scab resistance after corn. Varieties that till well are favored after soybeans.

Last modified Oct. 11, 2017