Colorado Wheat Blog

  • May 26, 2015: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

    May 26, 2015

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork was delayed as wet conditions prevailed for the third consecutive week. Reports of stripe rust on wheat continued to surface in greater frequency within the northeast and eastern districts. Due to recent precipitation levels, some localities experienced drainage … Continue reading

  • May 25, 2015: Wheat Pest and Disease Update

    May 25, 2015

    From Ned Tisserat, Retired Plant Pathologist, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Stripe rust. I guess I don’t need to  tell everyone that stripe rust is going to be bad this season.   It has been found in most areas in eastern … Continue reading

  • 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