We need to grow a variety of crops to control diseases and promote good soil management on our farm. We follow a three year rotation of corn, soybeans and wheat. Winter wheat is a perennial grass, much like your lawn, so it is planted in the fall and overwinters in a dormant stage. It is harvested in July or August in the following year.
There are different kinds of winter wheat with many different end uses. The most common uses are bread flour, cake and pastry flour, and animal feed. An average yield on our farm would be 90 bushels or 2.5 tonnes per acre. If used to make whole wheat bread, this acre would produce enough flour for 6,000 to 7,000 loaves of bread!