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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

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 16, 2022

    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

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – May 13, 2022

    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

  • 2022 Colorado Wheat Field Days

    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

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – May 9, 2022

    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

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – May 6, 2022

    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

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 2, 2022

    May 2, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Brown Wheat Mites Hot and dry conditions have worsened earlier reported brown wheat mite infestations. Multiple reports of heavy brown wheat mite populations near Arriba (Lincoln County) and Lamar (Prowers … Continue reading

Calendar of Events

    U.S. Wheat Summer Board Meeting @ Bend, Oregon
    Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day
    CWAC/CAWG Joint Board Meeting @ Limon, CO
    Jun 7 all-day
    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Walsh
    Jun 9 @ 8:30 am

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Lamar
    Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Brandon
    Jun 9 @ 4:30 pm

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Burlington
    Jun 10 @ 8:00 am

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Genoa
    Jun 10 @ 11:30 am

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Wiggins (Irrigated)
    Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Roggen
    Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm

    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

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Julesburg
    Jun 14 @ 8:30 am

    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