Dealing with a wet fall is a challenge. Some years the beans just won’t hurry-up and finish. Getting a big wheat yield is a lot about early planting.
It would seem that broadcasting the wheat over the soybeans is a option. It is in fact a BAD option. I think it is better to sow the wheat late than to seed it poorly.
Beneficial insects get several names. Unpaid army is one. In Brazil, they are called the ‘natural enemies’. In reality, they are the farmer’s friends.
In this video from Alberta, they talk about scouting for beneficial insects and once they are gone, they are hard to get back. Sometimes, you have spray but if you can let the beneficials work, that is money in the bank.
Start clean, stay clean. I think a big bump in winter wheat yields could be made with more attention to weeds. No farmer I know would let weeds in their corn for half the year. No farmer I know would plant soybeans without a preemerge herbicide. But then it comes time to plant wheat and suddenly everyone becomes cheapskates.
I haven’t tried this yet but the idea is intriguing. They take into account the beneficial insects in their equation to come up with control suggestions.
After the wheat is planted, soon it is time to check the germination. Is the wheat coming up? Did it germ? Will it live?
For Ontario, seeding rates vary from north to south. Depending on the time of year, you might have to raise your seeding rate.