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New wheat varieties for the Great Plains

Kansas Wheat Alliance will market three new wheat varieties to farmers in the fall of 2020. All varieties offer improved disease resistance, drought resistance and yield potential. Two of the varieties are hard red winter wheats and one is white. The varieties were developed by the Kansas State University Hays Breeding Program. Foundation seed [...]

By |September 8th, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on New wheat varieties for the Great Plains

Expert says wheat management boosts yields

Wheat varieties with diverse sets of highly-desired traits are widely available to growers these days making it easier to pinpoint the best fit for their operation, even on a field-to-field basis. These new varieties are constantly pushing the envelope in critical areas like yield and disease resistance but improving management practices is the most [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on Expert says wheat management boosts yields

Test wheat seed for head scab

Kansas, along with numerous other states across the United States, was dealt severe rainfall and abnormal weather conditions this spring and early summer. The rainfall and cool temperatures invited a breeding ground for various diseases, most notably Fusarium head blight (head scab). Head scab can cause significant yield loss and grain quality reduction, and can [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|News Alert|Comments Off on Test wheat seed for head scab

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