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Thomas County Wheat Plot

Due to Covid-19 the Wheat Plot Tour for 2020 has become virtual. Please view the video on our Facebook Page at Thomas County Extension/4-H or contact Emily Bennigsdorf at the Extension Office at ebennigsdorf@ksu.edu.

 

Wheat Plot Field History

Plot Location: 10 miles south of Levant/I-70 interchange, then west 1/2 mile on County Road G

Previous Crop: corn/fallow
Tillage: no-till
Planted: September 28, 2019
Planting Conditions: dry on top, good subsoil moisture
Drill: No-till disc drill
Planting Rate: 65lbs./acre
Pre-Plant Fertilizer: 75lbs of 12-40-0 with 6.5% sulfur and 1% zinc
Top-Dress Fertilizer: None
Plot width: 20 feet
Plot length: 400 feet
Planted east to west

Past Years Results

2020 Wheat Plot Results

2019 Wheat Plot Results

2018 Wheat Plot Results- No results are available due to weather-related loss of crop.

2017 Wheat Plot Results

2016 Wheat Plot Results

2015 Wheat Plot Results

2014 Wheat Plot Results

2013 Wheat Plot Results

 

Thanks to Mattson Seed Farms, Triple T Farms, Westbred, Plainsgold, Kansas Wheat Alliance, Limagrain, and Kansas State University for providing wheat seed. Thanks also to the Thomas County Conservation District for the use of their no-till drill. 

Plot Cooperator

Solomon Creek Farms
Mike & Jeanene Brown
Tanner & Carla Brown

Plot Sponsors

Solomon Creek Farms
Mattson Seed Farms
Triple T Farms
Westbred
Plainsgold
Limagrain
Kansas Wheat Alliance
Kansas State University

Current Varieties

LCS Valiant
LCS Chrome
LCS Link
LCS Fusion AX
Langin
Avery
Canvas
Whistler
Paradise
Tatanka
WB Grainfield
WB4595
WB4792
WB4418
Dallas