March 25, 2020
Producers looking to grow flax as part of the 2020 crop year may be lured by the price per bushel, $8.25 per BU, 2020 crop brown type Harlem. However, producers should assure seed availability and a contract preferably before growing it or other arrangements for market delivery. Here are some other agronomic considerations producers should be aware of.
Flax is an annual plant that is self-pollinating. The seed is produced in a boll or capsule. A complete boll can have 10 seeds, but most bolls will have fewer, averaging around six seeds. Seeds can be brown, golden or yellow.
Flax should be...