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What conditions does wheat grow in?

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2001


Liam - hope this helps answer your question in regard to growing wheat. Most winter wheat is grown in Nebraska - but here in Indiana we grow some too - We use it as a ground cover which in addition adds nutrients back to the soil - after growing corn - sorghum - or some other crop - It can withstand very cool temperatures - but like anyother crop it needs adequate rainfall and sun and warmth to flourish. After the wheat has "headed out" it turns yellow - then a rich gold - It has to loose a lot of it dampness - before it can be combined - or harvested. WE then load onto semi trailer trucks that haul it to the grain elevators - where it is unloaded - sold - stored - and finally shipped - usually down the Ohio river then the Mississippi for export or sold to major mills for processing into flour - and such. We then bale up the wheat stubble for straw - which we either keep for use or sell to plant nurseries or individuals for halloween or whatever.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2001

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