Boost your profits

Winter wheat is a must-grow in Manitoba. With excellent yield potential and return on investment, farmers have found winter wheat to be one of their most profitable crops.

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Winter wheat uses moisture in the fall and early spring, so it has better water utilization compared to spring-seeded crops. And if wet fields make spring seeding a problem, you can rest easier knowing winter wheat is already in the ground.

New high-yielding varieties like Wildfire and Goldrush are available with improved winter hardiness, protein content and disease tolerance. Read about our research to help farmers save fertilizer costs when growing winter wheat.

DUC winter wheat incentives

Our Winter Wheat Program offers farmers these incentives:

  • $20/acre to a maximum $5,000 for participating producers
  • Crop nutrition planning from Western Ag’s PRS CropCaster
  • DUC agrologist support from seeding to harvest

Ready for a less stressful spring? Eager to harvest in early August? Grow winter wheat. Don’t just take our word on it. Click on the stories below and find out why Manitoba farmers want winter wheat in their crop rotations.

Ryan Downey inspects his winter wheat swathes near Coulter (photo DUC)

Click on the picture to read why Ryan Downey from Coulter is growing winter wheat

Winter wheat seeded in barley stubble near Neepawa in April 2023

Click on the picture to learn why winter wheat has become a top cash crop in Manitoba


For more about the winter wheat program, contact:

Alex Griffiths