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.
NOVEMBER CONDITIONS: Wheat planting conditions were rough for many farmers across the region, in spite of several rains post emergence. A dry spell with warm and windy conditions (especially central and west) led to drying topsoil. As our expert panel reports, many producers dusted-in wheat, hoping for rain. Some places received precipitation late last month, which were followed up by several very hot days, especially to the south. Others are still waiting for rain as of press time, anticipating low tillering going into winter, and looking at the possibility of higher abandonment than anticipated. Note the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook below, valid to the end of January 2021.