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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

  • Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 30, 2023

    May 31, 2023

    Adam Osterholzer: adam.osterholzer@colostate.edu, 970-222-9568 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Wheat Stem Sawfly We have continued our sweeps twice per week at Orchard and New Raymer, CO. This month’s average catch has deviated significantly from what we observed throughout the month … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 26, 2023

    May 26, 2023

    Crop conditions and the drought monitor continued to improve after another week of measurable rainfall in Eastern Colorado. ! Temperatures have been in the low –to- mid 70s this week, which is definitely helping the crop.  Read More Here

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – May 23, 2023

    May 23, 2023

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and CSU Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239 *Email is the best way to reach me SUMMARY The recent rain across much of Colorado has favored development of fungal diseases. Additionally, the first report of plants … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 19th, 2023

    May 19, 2023

    Crop conditions and the drought monitor saw improvements this week after some much needed rain. The “excellent”, “good” and “fair” categories all gained points on the conditions report, however, so did the “very poor” category.  This demonstrates the variability in … Continue reading

  • Great Plains Sawfly Survey Project

    May 17, 2023

    There is currently a multi-state collaborative project taking place to determine areas of wheat stem sawfly infestation and current practices related to its mitigation on farm yields and profits. If you are the primary operator of a farm located in … Continue reading

  • 2023 Colorado Wheat Field Days – June 1st-6th

    May 16, 2023

    Colorado State University Crops Testing is excited to announce the details for the 2023 Wheat Field Days. They are made possible by our farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners, and our colleagues from the CSU Dept. of Soil and Crop … Continue reading

Calendar of Events

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Orchard
    Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Wickstrom Farms, lunch provided. DirectionsFrom Hwy 14 go south on CR 105/MCR 4 for 11 miles. Go west on MCR HH for 1/2 mile, field on north side. GPS: 40.4814, -104.079

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Hoyt (Irrigated)
    Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Cooksey Farms LLC, refreshments provided.  DirectionsFrom I-76 exit 66A, take Hwy 52/CR5 south 12 miles and follow Hwy 52 curve to the west, west 2 mi to CR 3, south 5 miles to CR A,  west 1/2 mile, south 1/2 mi on trail between pivot circles, field on east side. GPS: 39.9953, -104.1039

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Roggen
    Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Cooksey Family Farms, dinner provided. DirectionsFrom Prospect Valley, take Hwy 52 east 7 miles to CR 83, then south 1/4 mile. Field on east side of road. GPS: 40.0708, -104.2814

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Julesburg
    Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Carlson Farms LLC, breakfast provided by Carlson Grain Company.  DirectionsFrom I-76 exit 172 (Ovid), south on CR 29 for 6 mi to CR 14. East on CR 14 for 2.4 mi (from Hwy 385 go west 5.7 mi on CR 14) to farm yard and shop on south side. Plot tour after meal. GPS: 40.83526, -102.336

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Yuma
    Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Andrews Brothers Farms, lunch provided by Andrews Brothers Seed.  DirectionsFrom Yuma, take Hwy 34 east approx 3 miles to CR J. Go north 4.7 miles. Trial on east side. Do not park in fields. GPS: 40.18605, -102.6592

    Colorado Wheat Field Days – Akron
    Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    USDA-ARS Central Plains Research Center.  Wheat stem sawfly panel from 2:30-3:30, wheat plot tour from 3:45-5:00, dinner to follow.  DirectionsMeet at USDA shed north of hwy. From Akron, east on Hwy 34 for 4 mi to CR GG. Turn north on CR GG, and take first turn to west towards shop.  GPS: 40.1533, -103.1372.