Press Releases

  • Wheat Organizations Welcome End to U.S.-EU Aircraft Trade Dispute

    June 15, 2021

    Washington D.C. (June 15, 2021) – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) congratulate the Biden Administration and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai for resolving the long-running World Trade Organization dispute over aircraft subsidies and suspending retaliatory … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    June 7, 2021

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me  I hope to see many of you at the Colorado Wheat Field Days June 10-15!  Please email me if … Continue reading

  • 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days Schedule

    June 1, 2021

    The 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 10-15 at ten 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 Wheat Outlook Report – May 28, 2021

    May 28, 2021

    There has been drastic improvement in the drought monitor as several locations in Eastern Colorado have received over 6 inches of precipitation in the last month. However there are unfortunately reports that emergence of the Wheat Stem Sawfly is now … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – May 24, 2021

    May 24, 2021

    Disease Observations Stripe Rust Stripe rust was found at low incidence and low disease severity at the ARDEC Research Station in Larimer county, mainly on triticale (Figure 1). The cool, wet weather has been favorable for disease development as free-standing … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 21, 2021

    May 21, 2021

    Drought conditions continued to improve and most of NE Colorado is no longer in a drought. There is still not much of a change to crop conditions, as the crop is roughly 1/3 Good-Excellent, 1/3 Fair, and 1/3 Poor-Very Poor … Continue reading

  • Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 17, 2021

    May 17, 2021

    Darren Cockrell: Darren.Cockrell@colostate.edu 630-649-4419 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu 785-383-4873 Wheat Stem Sawfly – Adult Emergence Wheat stem sawfly larvae collected from Weld County were found to be in early stages of pupation with wing nodes present (Figure 1). Generally adult … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 17, 2021

    May 17, 2021

    Recent moisture in Eastern Colorado has lead to an improvement in drought conditions. However there are concerns of poor stand establishment, especially in fields south of I-70. Read the Full Report Here

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter

    May 10, 2021

    Dr. Robyn Roberts Field Crops Pathologist and Assistant Professor Robyn.Roberts@colostate.edu* 970-491-8239; @RobynRobertsPhD (Twitter) *Email is the best way to reach me DISEASE OBSERVATIONS Tan spot (caused by the fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) was observed in Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Washington, … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 7, 2021

    May 7, 2021

    There was little change in the overall crop condition, but improvement in the drought monitor thanks to recent precipitation. A portion of Northeastern Colorado is now normal or abnormally dry. However, south of I-70 it is a different story. Click … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – April 30, 2021

    April 30, 2021

    There has not been much of a change in the crop condition over the last month, however there was a small improvement in the drought monitor. The biggest story this week is the crazy weather Eastern Colorado has experienced – … Continue reading

  • 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 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

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 2, 2021

    April 2, 2021

    According to the March 31st Perspective Plantings Report from USDA-NASS, Colorado’s planted acres are at 2.05 million acres, up 150,000 acres from 2020 and up 100,000 acres from estimates in the fall. Read the Full Report Here

  • 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