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The Wheat Farmer / Row Crop Farmer Monthly Newsletter

The Wheat Farmer/Row Crop Farmer newsletter is a monthly publication covering crop production information in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado.

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Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains Annual Book

Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains has been the annual bible on wheat varieties since 1987. You’ll find objective ratings and yield results on all the current wheat varieties for Kansas, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern Nebraska, and eastern Colorado. Our ratings reflect the combined judgments of not just one expert, but of the top public and private wheat breeders, agronomists, and plant pathologists from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, and Colorado.

Field Notes

April 2018 Conditions: With the lowest precipitation on a hard red winter wheat crop in 30 years, the 2018 crop is struggling on dryland acres. Some light rains in March, snow and freezing rain in early April helped somewhat in places — some say not enough to worry about rust, though powdery mildew is noted throughout Oklahoma. Generally speaking, Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Agronomist in Lubbock, Calvin Trostle, says that in spite of the drought, dryland acres have held on surprisingly well, especially where the light rains helped. “Overall, conditions are poor for dryland wheat, and one rain will not be enough to improve the outcome,” Trostle said. There will be a much clearer picture of crop potential in next month’s edtion following the Wheat Quality Council’s annual wheat tour. Otherwise, freeze damage may have occurred early in the month — and could happen again late, as in last year’s rogue Winter Storm Ursa. Assessing freeze damage includes a few factors like the duration of cold temperatures, soil moisture, and growth stage. For more on information, see K-State’s updated freeze damage article by Wheat and Forages Specialist Romulo Lollato, on page 2 of the April issue.

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