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Michigan wheat greening up well

A Michigan farmer says early planted winter wheat crops look spectacular.

Jeff Krohn tells Brownfield, “We got a lot of nice fall tillers, looks really good.”

“Even some of it planted in November actually did grow, we had a very mild December,” he shares.

He says winter annual weed pressure in his no-till fields is also greater than normal.

“Because we had such a mild winter the henbit, the chickweed, those kinds of weeds that start in the fall kind of stay half dormant in the wintertime and then flower early in the spring, those are very healthy right now,” he says. “So definitely we’ll be looking to put some herbicide on.”

Krohn says sugarbeet planting in the region is expected to pick up before the end of the week as field conditions improve.

Krohn serves as the chairman of the Michigan Wheat Program and grows corn, soybeans, dry beans, wheat, and alfalfa with his sons in Huron County.

AUDIO: Jeff Krohn, Michigan farmer

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