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October 31

 

third-leaf-comingThis seedling has two leaves exposed and the third leaf can be seen. This is an important time for a wheat seedling. It needs to grow rapidly, but temperatures can drop quickly this time of year. Letís look a little closer at a seedling.


I pulled the oldest leaf back and you can see this little sprout. tiller-formation2This little sprout is called a tiller. This tiller will continue to grow and develop leaves. A tiller is another stem that the plant produces that will eventually produce grain (but Iím getting ahead of myself again). The plant develops tillers when conditions will support more stems. It is a way for the plant to "thicken-up". Youíll see what I mean in the near future.

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