L. Garrabrant Farms incorporates wheat on varying levels into our crop rotation. Examples of why we plant wheat include: demand for straw, to complete farm improvement projects in late summer prior to fall harvest, to seed hay in early August and profit potential from a wheat/straw/double crop soybean rotation. Markets we try to sell to are an end user type flour mill. To sell to a flour mill it has to meet strict high quality milling standards.
We almost always no-till seed our wheat following soybean harvest in mid-September. After soybean harvest but before seeding, we apply a pre-plant fertilizer and a herbicide program to ensure a strong start to a successful crop. In late winter to early spring, nitrogen is applied to wheat to give it a strong start coming out of winter dormancy. Wheat is typically harvested the last week of June into the first week of July.