GROWING DEGREE DAYS

In an effort to help us keep track of Growth Stages, we are starting to track "Growing Degree Days".  This tool helps us predict the stage at which the Crop is at for field management, nutrient applications, pest management, etc.  This is based upon assumption listed below.  Please feel free to us this information for your planning efforts.

Last Updated: 02/13/2018

CROP: WHEAT

PLANTING DATE: 10/15/2017

PLANTING LOCATION: Pitt County, NC

ASSUME BASE TEMPERATURE: 42 Degree F

GROWING DEGREE DAYS TO DATE: 971

CURRENT GROWTH STAGE: Stage 6 (GS29)

                                                Main Shoot and 9 or more Tillers

CURRENT MANAGEMENT: 

  1. In the process of making Nitrogen Applications
  2. In the process of making Herbicide Applications

NEXT STAGE: Stage 7 @ 1,110 Growing Degree Days

                        Scout for Plant Bugs & Disease

                        Stage 7 will probably occur within the next week or so depending on how our temperature hold.  With                         all this wet weather it will make it difficult to get into the fields and is highly likely to create Fungal                             growth. 

Using tables below the next management actions will be:

  1. Make Pesticide Applications
  2. Watch for Fungal Growth and possibly apply Fungicide

DAYS AFTER PLANTING (10/15/17 PITT COUNTY NC) vs. STAGE OF WHEAT

GROWING DEGREE DAYS