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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.
April 18, 2015
From Ned Tisserat, Retired Plant Pathologist, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Dr. Thad Gourd, county extension director in Adams County, reported stripe rust in a field near Denver International Airport. The rust was scattered, but locally heavy in the field. … Continue reading
April 13, 2015
CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING APRIL 12, 2015 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Soil moisture supplies were reduced following high winds and dry conditions, maintained from the previous week. Fieldwork continued while precipitation events were generally isolated within the northeastern part of the … Continue reading
April 10, 2015
From Ned Tisserat, Retired Plant Pathologist, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Wheat rusts There is still nothing to report about rust diseases in Colorado. Stripe rust was apparently fairly heavy in southcentral Oklahoma warranting fungicide sprays, but only light and … Continue reading
April 7, 2015
SE Colorado wheat growers are having terrible issues with epic army and pale western cutworm populations. Click below to get an informational sheet on cutworms that CSU’s Frank Peairs put together to answer some of the frequently asked questions. CutwormsWheat_April2015
April 6, 2015
CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING APRIL 5, 2015 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: As warm, dry conditions persisted, opportunities for spring tillage and planting were maintained. Dry pockets in pastures and cropland became more pronounced where no replenishing moisture events occurred, particularly in the … Continue reading
April 6, 2015
From Ned Tisserat, Retired Plant Pathologist, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management I have been informed that there is quite a bit brown wheat mite damage in Cheyenne and Kiowa counties. This also from Oklahoma: Mindy McNair (OSU Texas County Extension … Continue reading