Stop the Streak: Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus can cause a yield loss of more than 80 percent, costing Kansas farmers up to $75 Million every year. If we stop the spread now, future yields will improve exponentially. Methods of Control:  Remove volunteer wheat with herbicides or tillage Avoid early planting Plant wheat varieties with moderate or high levels Read more about Stop the Streak: Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus[…]

Northwest Area Agronomist Field Report

  It was certainly a challenging year for wheat production in Northwest Kansas. The warm conditions last fall resulted in wheat crowns that had not been hardened when exposed to an arctic blast in mid-November. This resulted in stand reductions in most all fields and increased susceptibility to additional freeze injury. Some varieties were hurt Read more about Northwest Area Agronomist Field Report[…]

Canola Harvest Report

  Oklahoma and Kansas Canola Harvest Wrapping Up Ron Sholar Executive Director Great Plains Canola Association July 3, 2015—Oklahoma The 2015 winter canola harvest in Oklahoma is winding down with harvest reaching more than 95% completion. Dry planting conditions in the fall of 2014 were a problem for growers in trying to get a stand Read more about Canola Harvest Report[…]

Central Plains Spring Wheat Tour Update: Lahoma, Oklahoma

By Don Stotts Recent rains and cooler weather have a number of analysts predicting an Oklahoma wheat crop of approximately 108 million bushels, which sounds right to Jeff Edwards, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension small grains specialist, provided temperatures continue to stay 85 degrees Fahrenheit or below. “We need another week to 10 days of this Read more about Central Plains Spring Wheat Tour Update: Lahoma, Oklahoma[…]