University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Wheat in Kentucky

Soft red winter wheat, produced on about 500,000 acres in Kentucky is a critical rotation and cash flow crop: corn is followed by wheat, which is followed by doublecrop soybean.  This rotation dictates several breeding objectives, among them early maturity and Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance.  With the advent of intensive management technology, Kentucky's farmers have become experts at producing high quality, high yield crops.  A strong wheat industry infrastructure in the form of the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association, Siemer Milling, Inc., Hopkinsville Milling, Bremner Bakeries, Miles Opticrop, and Wheat Tech wheat consultants along with the UK Wheat Science group makes Kentucky the place to grow wheat!

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Last Updated: February 29, 2012