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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.

Go to Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains Annual Book

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

May 2018 Conditions: The 2018 hard red winter wheat crop is coming up two or possibly even four weeks delayed in droughty conditions during critical growth stages. It’s especially true westward (with a slight exception for northwest Kansas), and rain remains the make-or-break factor amid late development. Observers on the annual Wheat Quality Council Tour saw the best wheat to the east, declining conditions as they ventured west and south. The consensus is a diminished wheat crop — more like the size of the 2014 crop, or in the neighborhood of half the 2016 crop. Somewhat similarly lower yield estimates are coming from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, and Texas. The Climate Prediction Center calls for an easing of dry conditions in the Kansas/Oklahoma central corridor up to southern Nebraska, as well as central Colorado. Much of the High Plains, however, could remain in persisting drought, as noted on the prediction map in the May 2018 issue.

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