In the past few years, winter annual grass species like downy brome, cheat and annual bluegrass, as well as winter annual broadleaf species like common chickweed, marestail and cressleaf groundsel, have become more prevalent in no-till winter wheat.
South Dakota State University has recommended winter wheat varieties Alice, Darrell, Expedition, Harding, Jagalene, Millennium, Wendy and Wesley as the top performers in different parts of South Dakota.
Seeding date can have a major effect on winter wheat yields. Wheat seeded too early in the fall uses more soil water in the fall and in 2004 had more freeze injury in the spring because of the soil water it used in the fall. Drier soils cooled down faster