Andrew Adams is Technical Service Rep for BASF. At Wheat U Jan. 17 in Bismarck, North Dakota, sponsored by High Plains Journal and BASF, he discussed the wheat plant as a factory and the importance of understanding wheat growth stages.
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Andrew Adams pictures the potential maximum yield of a field of wheat as a barrel. Any variable—fertility, fungicide, population, genetics, weather—can represent a “leak” in the barrel if something goes wrong.
Adams, a technical service representative at BASF, said not understanding the stages of development of wheat can lead to improper timing of applications of pesticides, fertilizers and other inputs. That can lead to leaks in the barrel of wheat yield.
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