Press Releases

  • Wheat Curl Mite-Transmitted Viruses: Occurrence, New Isolates and Management Strategies for Colorado

    March 30, 2021

    Tessa Albrecht and Punya Nachappa – Department of Agricultural Biology, Colorado State University Wheat curl mite (WCM) transmitted viruses including, Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV), Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) and High Plains wheat mosaic virus (HPWMoV) continue to cause yield … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending March 28

    March 29, 2021

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork continued last week amid scattered precipitation events, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received isolated moisture that supported soil moisture supplies, … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending March 21

    March 23, 2021

    From USDA-NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Precipitation from the prior week’s storm continued to boost soil moisture supplies in eastern districts, but kept producers out of the field, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. … Continue reading

  • Colorado Winter Wheat Varieties – 2021 Crop

    March 2, 2021

    From USDA-NASS (Revised March 5, 2021)  This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2021 Crop, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat … Continue reading

  • Evaluating Winter Kill

    February 23, 2021

    Todd Ballard – Area Extension Agronomist – Golden Plains Area Extension  Cold damage to wheat can occur in the right set of conditions. If temperatures drop below freezing for an extended period, the temperature of the soil surrounding the growing … Continue reading

  • Wheat Organizations Welcome Tom Vilsack Back to USDA

    February 23, 2021

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are pleased with the bipartisan U.S. Senate vote today approving the appointment of former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to that important post again under … Continue reading