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Professional Publications for Farmers and Ag Businesses in the Central Plains

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

Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains—Your Best Choices 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 2020 Conditions: Much of wheat country endured a challenging spring noted by dry weather and freeze damage in mid April —the effects of which were extensive across the region. (Wheat varieties that broke dormancy early in the warm temperatures of February showed the most damage from freeze. Earlier planted wheat appears to be better off than later-planted fields.) Generally, many fields need rain, especially west. See the latest Drought Outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in the May 2020 newsletter. For the month ahead and leading into harvest, temperatures are likely to be on the warmer side for the western U.S., including Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and western Nebraska. The latest report states that the odds are tilted towards a slightly wetter-than-average May, but just for eastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Texas.

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