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.
May 20, 2022
Wheat conditions across Eastern Colorado are highly variable. Some wheat has started to head out. Freezing temperatures are in the forecast for the weekend, leading to concerns for potential freeze damage. Read the full report here.
May 16, 2022
Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Wheat Stem Sawfly Sawfly adults began to emerge in Weld and Morgan counties. Adult sawflies can only lay their eggs in wheat plants with a stem, which would be around … Continue reading
May 13, 2022
Despite last week’s rain, the crop conditions basically remained unchanged this week. This further drives home the point that what remains of Colorado’s wheat crop is living on borrowed time. The rain last week did buy the crop some more … Continue reading
May 11, 2022
Colorado State University Crops Testing is excited to announce the details for the 2022 Wheat Field Days. They are made possible by our farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners, and colleagues from the CSU College of Ag. and Ag. Experiment … Continue reading
May 9, 2022
Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and CSU Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me DISEASE OBSERVATIONS There is still little disease activity in Colorado. There are reports of mosaic virus-like symptoms from … Continue reading
May 6, 2022
Overall crop condition worsened in this week’s NASS report. This was not surprising considering it had just experienced another week of high wind and high temperatures. However parts of Eastern Colorado received much needed rain later on in the week. … Continue reading
Calendar of Events
From west side of Walsh, north 4 mi on Rd 43, west 1.5 mi on Rd HH. Research station on south side of Rd HH. GPS: 37.4346, -102.3193
From Hwy 385/287 in Lamar, go 5.6 mi south on Hwy 385 to field 1/3 mi south of CR CC on west side of highway, park in ditch. GPS: 38.0078, -102.61444
From Hwy 96 east of Brandon, north 6.4 mi on CR 59, west on CR W 2 mi, south on CR 57 0.2 mi. East side of road. GPS: 38.5384, -102.47213
From I-70 exit 437, go 0.6 miles south on Hwy 385 to CR U. West on CR U 100′, trial on south side. GPS: 39.28575, -102.279
From I-70 Genoa exit 371, go north on CR 31 for 2.8 miles. West on CR 3K for 1 mile. North on CR 30 for 2.4 miles. Trial on east side of road. GPS: 39.351, -103.5087
From I-76 exit 66A, take Hwy 52/CR 5 south 14 miles to CR D, west 1 mi to CR 4, south 3 miles to CR A, west on CR A for 1.2 miles. Trial on south side of road across from feedlot. GPS: 40.0004, -104.1013
From Prospect Valley, take Hwy 52 east 6 miles. North on CR 81 for 0.6 miles. Trial on west side of road. GPS: 40.08204, -104.30125
From I-76 exit 172 (Ovid), south on CR 29 for 6 mi to CR 14. East on CR 14 for 2.4 mi from Ovid road (or from Hwy 385 go west 5.7 mi on CR 14) to farm yard and shop on south side. Plot tour following meal. GPS: 40.83526, -102.33597