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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

    April 19, 2021

    Darren Cockrell: Darren.Cockrell@colostate.edu, 630-649-4419 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Introduction Hello, this year we are starting a new Wheat Entomology Newsletter, led by Darren Cockrell, Research Associate and myself, Dr. Punya Nachappa, entomologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – April 16, 2021

    April 16, 2021

    There was not much change in either the crop condition or the drought monitor compared to the prior week. However, there are reports of multiple inches of snow on parts of the Eastern Plains as of the morning of April … Continue reading

  • 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days Schedule

    April 13, 2021

    The 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 10-16 at eleven different variety trial sites throughout Eastern Colorado (schedule below). The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), the Colorado Association of Wheat … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending April 11

    April 12, 2021

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continue according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but … Continue reading

  • Wheat Disease Update – April 12, 2021

    April 12, 2021

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu; 970-491-8239 Introduction Welcome to a new season of the Wheat Disease Newsletters! My name is Robyn Roberts and I joined Colorado State University in August 2020 as the new field … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 9

    April 9, 2021

    According to the April 9, 2021 USDA WASDE report:  This month’s supply and demand outlook for 2020/21 U.S. wheat is for lower supplies, reduced domestic use, unchanged exports, and higher ending stocks Supplies are lowered with a reduction in projected … Continue reading

Calendar of Events

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Walsh
    Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Plainsman Research Center, Baca County – 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 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Stulp Farms, Prowers County – From Hwy 385/287 in Lamar, go about 5 mi south on Hwy 287/385 to CR CC, turn west and go 1/4 mile. GPS: 38.01238, -102.61787

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Brandon
    Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Scherler Farms, Kiowa County – From Hwy 96 east of Brandon, north 6 mi on CR 59, east side of road. GPS: 38.53533, -102.43567

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Burlington
    Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Hinkhouse Farms, Kit Carson County – From Rose Ave and Hwy 385 intersection in Burlington, 8:00 a.m. go west on Rose Ave for 1 mi, then south side of hwy at CR 47. GPS: 39.2999, -102.29804

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Genoa
    Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Beedy Farms, Lincoln County – From Genoa/I-70: north about 5.5 mi on CR 31, west side of road. GPS: 39.356, -103.4921

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Orchard
    Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Beedy Farms, Lincoln County – From Genoa/I-70: north about 5.5 mi on CR 31, west side of road. GPS: 39.356, -103.4921

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Roggen
    Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Cooksey Farms, Weld County – From Prospect Valley, go east 7 mi on Hwy 52 to CR 83. Go south for 1/4 mi, field on east side. GPS: 40.0692, -104.28154

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Julesburg
    Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Carlson Farms, Sedgwick County – From Julesburg/I-76, south on Hwy 385 for 5.1 mi, trials on south side of farmstead, west of hwy. GPS: 40.899, -102.22875

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Holyoke (Irr.)
    Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Sprague Farms, NE – From Jules./I-76, south on Hwy 385 for 3 mi, go east on CR 26 for 9.25 mi, go south on CR 63.2 for 0.6 mi, go east .25 mi on CR 765. Trial on north side. GPS: 40.9164, -102.0475

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Yuma
    Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Andrews Brothers Farms, Yuma County – From Yuma, north 5 mi on Hwy 59, east 3 mi on CR43 to CR J, south 0.4 mi just south of shop drive, east side of road. GPS: 40.185, -102.661