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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

September 2018 Conditions: Fears of persisting drought ended as precipitation fell throughout the region recently — including major flooding events early in September (noting a 500-year flood in Manhattan, Kansas, as well as flooding in Pratt on Labor Day). From the USDA NASS crops conditions report filed the first week of September: Corn condition rated 11 percent very poor, 17 poor, 28 fair, 36 good, and 8 excellent. Corn dough was 95 percent, near 92 last year and 94 average. Dented was 81 percent, ahead of 73 last year and 70 average. Mature was 36 percent, ahead of 28 last year and 21 average. Harvested was 6 percent, near 3 both last year and average. Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 36 fair, 41 good, and 8 excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 93 percent, equal to last year, and ahead of 88 average. Dropping leaves was 10 percent, near 7 last year and 6 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 26 fair, 52 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum headed was 96 percent, near 94 last year and 95 average. Coloring was 60 percent, ahead of 43 last year and 47 average. Mature was 6 percent, near 5 both last year and average. Harvested was 1 percent. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 25 fair, 59 good, and 13 excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 95 percent, well ahead of 68 last year and 75 average. Bolls opening was 17 percent, near 14 last year, and ahead of 11 average.

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