Northern Neck wheat crop looks promising based on recent tour

by AnnGardner Eubank

 

Representatives from Perdue, Ardent Mills and Virginia Cooperative Extension work together on Mike Bryant’s Lottsburg property to estimate the wheat crop yield. Five of the six farms on the June 2 tour, including Bryant’s, were seeded using the broadcasting method. Photo by AnnGardner Eubank

A promising wheat harvest is projected to come out of the Northern Neck region following the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s (VFBF) annual wheat tour held Thursday, June 2.

Representatives from Ardent Mills, Perdue Farms and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) joined the tour lead by VCE agent Trent Jones through several farms around the Northern Neck to estimate this year’s projected wheat yield.

Two techniques were used to project the estimated yield based on the seeding methods farmers used to spread the crop: broadcasting or drilling.

When estimating the yield of a crop that was….


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