Wheat growth metrics

Farmer Fin

What are people doing to monitor wheat as it is growing? Plant counts / tiller counts / ears etc? Brix?

I want to put a few more things in place to monitor the crop as it’s growing and I’m trying to work out what is worth while and what’s not.

I do some tissue and grain analysis already. My agronomist shows me the NDVI images but they don’t seem to show anything of use.

What is everyone else doing?


Arable Farmer
North Yorkshire
Plant, tiller and ear counts give an idea, but I just judge the potential by eye really. I'll use an N Sensor to try and manage the canopy in spring but otherwise it's a combination of how it looks, what problems I see and what varietal weaknesses or strengths it has to decide the level of inputs. I've had no yield response to NDVI in the past despite years of trialling it though that was on low potential yield crops (mostly drought prone).


Arable Farmer
Scottish Borders
Don't dismiss NDVI's. They wont tell you much in isolation, but they are a fantastic litmus test for highlighting areas that need further investigation.

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.


Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...