Last week I was fortunate to share some of our wheat management work from this past year pertaining to Fusarium head blight and Stagonospora management with the Illinois Wheat Association. Click the following link to access these slides:IL wheat growers 2020
Wheat is produced annually on approximately 500,000 acres across the state and is an excellent rotational crop. In addition to providing variety in terms of crops produced, producers can produce two crops on the same acres in a single year when double cropping with soybean or another crop, and there are other benefits in terms of nutrient retention, soil health, and even disease suppression in some instances.
Although wheat is the little brother of crops grown in Illinois, it still serves a vial role in Illinois agriculture, particularly in warmer regions of the state.