The Wheat Farmer /
WHEAT VARIETIES FOR KANSAS AND THE GREAT PLAINS — YOUR BEST CHOICES
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.
JULY 2020 CONDITIONS: Wheat harvest came more or less “on time” across the region, especially compared with last year’s very late harvest. Producers have reported harvest results across the spectrum, though a central theme could be that they were “pleasantly surprised” with yields and quality, especially from later-planted ground, or where droughty conditions prevailed. As such, The NOAA Climate Prediction Center anticipates persisting drought in the west, and will develop east of the current epicenter. See the map below. Also on page 10 of this edition, take a look at some of the newest wheat varieties hitting the market this year and next year. Read more about those in the upcoming Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains, published next month.