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Plot Tours

2019 Plot Tours  *Note: Information may not be 100% accurate – please call the contact listed to confirm date, time, & location or if inclement weather is forecast. Mobile-friendly version of chart is available here.     Date Time Location Contact Contact No. Directions 4-Jun 6:00 PM Scott City John Beckman 620-214-2151 From [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on Plot Tours

From the field

Agronomy insights about the wheat crop from experts across the state of Kansas. Monday, June 3, 2019 Skyland Grain Southeast Colorado: Quayde Thompson, Agronomist Thompson said the wheat in his area looks good. They have had some hail, but he doesn't know the extent of the damage. He said the heads are maturing pretty slow. [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on From the field

Stem rust remains a threat to wheat

There could be a looming threat of a stem rust outbreak in Kansas, according to Erick DeWolf, Kansas State University Extension plant pathologist and professor in the Department of Plant Pathology. DeWolf spoke about the possibility of a stem rust outbreak at the 2019 Kansas Seeds and Crops Conference. Stem rust, a disease that [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on Stem rust remains a threat to wheat

2019 KSIA Summer Seed Conference

The 2019 KSIA Summer Seed Conference is quickly approaching! Deadline for booking a hotel room is July 3. After July 3, the room block rate of $112.00 will end. Registration for the conference is complimentary if the KSIA office receives it by July 20. A fee of $25.00 per person will be due after July [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on 2019 KSIA Summer Seed Conference

Winter Durum in Development for Western Kansas

Wheat growers in western Kansas may have an opportunity in upcoming years to grow durum varieties thanks to the Kansas State University Wheat Breeding Program. Although durum is not traditionally grown in Kansas because it is normally a spring wheat, Andy Auld, assistant agronomist, and Dr. Allan Fritz, professor and wheat breeder at K-State, [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Winter Durum in Development for Western Kansas

Weather Watch: Six Month Outlook for Winter Wheat in the Great Plains

Kansas wheat farmers will potentially see and feel effects from the El Niño weather pattern expected to move into the United States over the next six months. Although the El Niño is expected to be fairly weak, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has predicted that most of the country is going to be slightly [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Weather Watch: Six Month Outlook for Winter Wheat in the Great Plains

Visit Our New Interactive Map

  Kansas Wheat Alliance's (KWA) varieties are developed by K-State researchers to best meet the needs of Great Plains Farmers. KWA is proud to introduce this season's genetically superior varieties that perform in every environment. To learn more about which K-State varieties work best for your region, visit our new interactive map by clicking [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Visit Our New Interactive Map

In wheat seed, size matters

As wheat drilling season is upon us, producers are making management decisions that will affect the performance of their crop. Economics always play a role, but many farmers are really scrutinizing their costs due to the current commodity market. As the Good Book says, 'you reap what you sow.' Seed is one of the [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on In wheat seed, size matters

Behind the Breeder

Agricultural Technicians are an integral part of the wheat breeding program The Kansas State University Agriculture Research Center in Hays has been a pioneer in wheat development for years. Dr. T. Joe Martin, former wheat breeder at the station, paved the way for future breeders like Dr. Guorong Zhang, the current wheat breeder at [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Behind the Breeder