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Colorado Wheat

Colorado has a long and proud history of wheat production. The art of growing this “prairie gold” has been passed down from generation to generation, and more than two million acres of wheat are currently planted in Colorado each year.

As we move forward in our efforts to help feed America and the world, our industry will continue to make strides to positively impact yields and quality. By ensuring that Colorado remains at the forefront of nationwide wheat research and development, we are not only caring for our own farms and families—we are also guaranteeing that future generations of Colorado wheat growers will continue to enjoy this way of life for years to come.

News Updates

  • Wheat Rust Information
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    May 20, 2015

    Identification and Management of Stem Rust on Wheat and Barley: Stem Rust Management Identifying Rust Diseases of Wheat and Barley: rustdoc USDA Stripe Rust Information:  USDA Stripe Rust Kansas State Stripe Rust Information:  Wheat_stripe_rust_EP167[1]_1 Foliar Fungicide Efficacy Ratings for Wheat Disease Management 2015:  Wheat_DiseaseEfficacy_2015 … Continue reading

  • May 18, 2015: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

    May 18, 2015

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cool, wet conditions prevailed through most of Colorado, effectively limiting fieldwork. However, relatively large gains in planting of potatoes were realized within the San Luis Valley, where precipitation was sufficient, but isolated. Some localities experienced limited crop growth due … Continue reading

  • May 17, 2015: Wheat Pest and Disease Update
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    May 18, 2015

    From Ned Tisserat, Retired Plant Pathologist, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Stripe rust As expected the wet weather of the past 10 days has aggravated the strip rust epidemic.  The most intense area of the disease appears to be in … Continue reading

  • CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2015 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    May 13, 2015

    Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2015, is forecast at 83.25 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is seven percent below last year’s … Continue reading

  • May 11, 2015: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

    May 11, 2015

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Crucial precipitation was received last week, covering vast territories throughout Colorado. Althoughfieldwork and crop growth were limited, reports indicate pasture and cropland conditions improved significantly in addition to soil moisture supplies. The San Luis Valley did not receive as … Continue reading

  • 2015 Wheat Quality Tour
    10 miles south of Sebert

    May 5, 2015

    Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) Field Representative Joe Westhoff participated in the Colorado portion of the Wheat Quality Council 2015 Hard Winter Wheat Tour on May 5 and 6. The 2015 Colorado winter wheat crop was estimated at 89.3 million … Continue reading

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