Tests look at wheat varieties, tillage

Thomason, Wade
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports that the production has because of adoption of no-tillage wheat seeding in the Coastal Plain area of Virginia. It has prompted many farmers to ask whether wheat cultivars perform differently in no-till than they do in conventional-tillage. To answer this question, Virginia Tech Extension Agent Paul Davis began a research study three years ago evaluating 12 popular, or newly released cultivars under conventional-tillage, reduced tillage, or no-till. Tested varieties have included lines from Uni South Genetics Inc., Vigoro Seeds, Southern States, Featherstone Farms, Pioneer Seeds. Virginia Tech. Coker Seeds, Renwood Farms, and Hubner Seeds.


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