The first thing to manage in your wheat stubble after harvest is weed pressure. Having wheat in your rotation is a great way to manage resistant weeds, but don't relax after harvest and let any tough weeds go to seed. Be sure to use more than just glyphosate if you are going after any broadleaves. 2,4-D and banvel are the most common chemicals to add for broadleaf weed control. Go out early and burn down what is present in your fields. If you are going back to winter wheat it is very important to clean up any volunteer grain prior to planting your winter wheat. If rotating back to a row crop you can clean up any late emerging volunteer grain, plus add a residual herbicide to get a head start for spring when the ground temperature allows later in the fall. Next, start planning for next year's fertility needs. Following a small grain crop is a great time to get your field data logged for MZB. Get your field zoned and set up for sampling. Early sampling allows time to make plans for fall fertilizer applications.
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