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Planting winter wheat too early may encourage excessive fall growth, which is not necessarly a good thing for your crop. Allowing wheat to grow past "tillering" before it's exposed to harsh winter weather can cause developmental problems, as winter wheat is most tolerant to the cold during its prostrate [or tillering] stages.
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