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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

  • 2022 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update

    July 1, 2022

    July 1st, 2022 Wheat harvest has officially started in Colorado. However it seems to be sporadic and moving very slowly. There is very little to report out of Baca County due to the high rate of abandonment. Further north in … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – June 24, 2022

    June 24, 2022

    After a week of extreme heat, wind and no rain, crop conditions worsened. Not optimal weather for grain fill.  The crop is also starting to change color and is 2% mature. Harvest is anticipated to begin in Northeastern Colorado in … Continue reading

  • Wheat Entomology Newsletter – June 22, 2022

    June 22, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Wheat Field Days We had a great time talking to everyone who attended wheat field days! Sadly, Erika and I came down with COVID and had to miss the field … Continue reading

  • Farm Bill Listening Sessions

    June 22, 2022

    Senator Michael Bennet will host three days of Farm Bill listening sessions throughout Eastern Colorado with his agriculture policy staff from Washington, D.C. and Colorado regional staff members next week in Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Burlington, Lamar, Springfield, La Junta, … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    June 21, 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 Mosaic virus symptom reports are on the rise. Importantly, viruses typically exist in a complex in … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – June 17, 2022

    June 17, 2022

    Both the NASS Crop Conditions and the drought monitor saw improvement this week. However, the ten-day forecast is showing temperatures in the mid-90s-low 100s with little to no chance for rain. Not ideal conditions as the crop moves into the … Continue reading