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 of resistance For more information, visit the Kansas Wheat website.
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 worse than others, however caution should be used in placing too much emphasis on this… Read More »Northwest Area Agronomist Field 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 established and prevented some planned acres from going in. Dry weather continued to be a… Read More »Canola Harvest Report
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 weather to really allow the wheat crop to reach its full potential,” he said, “and… Read More »Central Plains Spring Wheat Tour Update: Lahoma, Oklahoma