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  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – May 23, 2022

    May 23, 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 We have gotten a few reports of mosaic virus symptoms, and samples from three different locations … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – May 20, 2022

    May 20, 2022

    Wheat conditions across Eastern Colorado are highly variable. Some wheat has started to head out. Freezing temperatures are in the forecast for the weekend, leading to concerns for potential freeze damage. Read the full report here.

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 16, 2022

    May 16, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Wheat Stem Sawfly Sawfly adults began to emerge in Weld and Morgan counties. Adult sawflies can only lay their eggs in wheat plants with a stem, which would be around … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – May 13, 2022

    May 13, 2022

    Despite last week’s rain, the crop conditions basically remained unchanged this week. This further drives home the point that what remains of Colorado’s wheat crop is living on borrowed time. The rain last week did buy the crop some more … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – May 9, 2022

    May 9, 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 There is still little disease activity in Colorado. There are reports of mosaic virus-like symptoms from … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – May 6, 2022

    May 6, 2022

    Overall crop condition worsened in this week’s NASS report. This was not surprising considering it had just experienced another week of high wind and high temperatures. However parts of Eastern Colorado received much needed rain later on in the week. … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter – May 2, 2022

    May 2, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Brown Wheat Mites Hot and dry conditions have worsened earlier reported brown wheat mite infestations. Multiple reports of heavy brown wheat mite populations near Arriba (Lincoln County) and Lamar (Prowers … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 29, 2022

    April 29, 2022

    A good portion of Eastern Colorado is expected to see strong wind gusts (anywhere from 45-50 mph) and low humidity today. Some areas had thunderstorms on Wednesday, but very little rain actually made it to the ground. The “good” and … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Disease Newsletter – April 25, 2022

    April 25, 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 There is one report of virus-like symptoms in Sedgwick County. A neighboring plot had lots of … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 22

    April 22, 2022

    Conditions continued to decline this week, with the “Very Poor” category gaining 5 points and the “Excellent” category dropping to zero. This is no surprise considering all that the wheat has been through. This week it faced more warm temperatures … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Entomology Newsletter – April 18

    April 18, 2022

    Dr. Erika Peirce: Erika.Peirce@colostate.edu, 661-607-1789 Dr. Punya Nachappa: Punya.Nachappa@colostate.edu, 785-383-4873 Introduction Hello, this is our second year conducting the Wheat Entomology Newsletter, led by Dr. Punya Nachappa, entomologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Biology (www.nachappalab.com) and Dr. … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook – April 15

    April 15, 2022

     The drought monitor remained unchanged this week while the “Poor” category gained six points on the crop condition report. Eastern Colorado faced another week of dry conditions and extreme wind. Click Here to View the Full Report.   

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – April 1, 2022

    April 1, 2022

    As of March 1, 2022, Colorado wheat producers seeded an estimated 2.10 million acres for harvest in 2022, which is down 100,000 acres from the 2021 crop. This is revised down from the 2.15 million acres reported last fall. Click … Continue reading

  • Public Notice: CWAC/CAWG Joint Board Meeting

    March 10, 2022

    AGENDA Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) Board of Directors Meeting Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO March 24, 2022 9am: General Business Session Call to Order – CAWG, CWAC Introductions of Guests Roll Call & Brief … Continue reading

  • PlainsGold Varieties Take Top Spots in 2022 Winter Wheat Variety Survey

    March 7, 2022

    Fort Collins, Colo. – PlainsGold® varieties took the top eight spots in the 2022 Colorado Winter Wheat Variety Survey, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. According to the survey, Langin was the most popular winter … Continue reading

  • Colorado Winter Wheat Varieties

    March 3, 2022

    From USDA-NASS This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2022 Crop, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. Colorado wheat … Continue reading

  • NAWG Responds to the State of the Union

    March 1, 2022

    Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2022) – Tonight, President Joseph Biden delivered his first State of the Union remarks to Congress. NAWG CEO Chandler Goule provide the following statement in response: “Given the gravity of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, President … Continue reading

  • NAWG Testifies Before the House Agriculture Committee on a Review of the 2018 Farm Bill

    March 1, 2022

    Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2022) – National Association of Wheat Growers Vice President and Paterson, WA farmer Nicole Berg, testified in front of the House Agriculture Committee. Today, the committee held a hearing to review the 2018 Farm Bill with … Continue reading

  • CSU Land Rental Rates Survey

    February 16, 2022

    Attention, Colorado Producers and AgriBusiness Owners: Show your love for Colorado Agriculture by completing Colorado State University’s annual Custom Rates Survey. Take just 10 minutes to complete the survey before March 11, 2022.    Complete the Survey Here: https://colostate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6s3FcPaxmuZmFkW What … Continue reading

  • 2022 Colorado Wheat County Meeting and Election Dates

    January 27, 2022

    Colorado wheat farmers are invited to attend and participate in the annual county business meetings and elections jointly sponsored by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) and the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF). … Continue reading