THE KEY FACTOR TO SUCCEED WITH HYBRID WHEAT
REDUCE YOUR SOWING RATE
The raised tillering capacity of hybrids allows to reduce sowing densities. Reduce by at least 1/3 your sowing rate to optimise the seed cost and increase benefits. Experienced farmers go down as low as 80-100 seeds/sqm.
ADAPT SOWING DATE
Sowing period for hybrid wheat should be a few days earlier than for conventional wheat. Hybrid wheat plants should achieve the development stage BBCH 25 before winter.
High proportion of early stocking shoots of 1st and 2nd order – few spring shoots Information about pest management, plant nutrition and application of growth regulator see page 43.