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Authored by Michelle Lee, Research Specialist, Eastern Virginia AREC, Virginia Tech; and Joseph Oakes, Superintendent, Eastern Virginia AREC, Virginia Tech

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Tiller production is a major contributing component of yield in winter wheat. Proper management of tiller development involves factoring in several production choices in order to achieve optimum yields. These factors are planting date, seeding rate, as well as the rate and timing of nitrogen application. Careful management of each of these factors will result in an optimum tiller density to produce high yields. This article focuses on the decision that need to be made at each stage and how growers can maximize the tiller density in their wheat.

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Publication Date

January 4, 2023