Colorado Wheat Blog

  • April 20, 2015: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

    April 20, 2015

    CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING APRIL 19, 2015 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Soil moisture supplies increased slightly following widespread rain and snow covering most of the State during the last half of the week. Fieldwork continued at a reduced pace between precipitation … Continue reading

  • April 17, 2015: Wheat Pest and Disease Update

    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: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

    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: Wheat Pest and Disease Update

    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

  • Special Report April 7, 2015: Cutworm

    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: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

    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