Asked in Agriculture
What is the average yield of wheat per acre?
June 15, 2012 4:52PM
It depends greatly on location, type of wheat, and different farming practices.
In top wheat producing states Kansas, North Dakota, and Montana, non irrigated wheat yields are typically 30-50 bushels per acre with there being 60 lbs in a bushel. Irrigated
yields in certain areas are over 100 bushels per acre.
The highest non irrigated or dry land wheat yields in the nation are in the palouse
region of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Winter wheat yields in Whitman county Washington averages 83 bushels an acre and Latah county Idaho averages 82 bushels an acre. Yields of up to 150 bushels an acre have occurred there.
The USA came 45th in yield for the 2010/2011 crop, with an average of 46.4 bu.
The Netherlands came first, at 132.5 bushels per acre (almost 3 times the USA yield.)