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Kansas: Wheat Streak Mosaic Caused $76 Mln in Damage in 2017; Start Control for 2018 Now

Kansas: Wheat Streak Mosaic Caused $76 Mln in Damage in 2017; Start Control for 2018 Now

πŸ‘€By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. In early August, the Kansas Wheat

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Oklahoma: Wheat Streak Mosaic – Get Out and Control Volunteer Wheat

Oklahoma: Wheat Streak Mosaic – Get Out and Control Volunteer Wheat

πŸ‘€By David Marburger and Bob Hunger, Oklahoma State University Extensions Specialists 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Wheat streak mosaic (WSM) was a significant disease issue for a number of producers in Oklahoma this past year (Figure 1). This disease, caused by wheat streak mosaic virus, is transmitted by the wheat curl mite (Figure 2). This mite

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Kansas: Don’t Forget to Control Your Volunteer Wheat!

Kansas: Don’t Forget to Control Your Volunteer Wheat!

πŸ‘€By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University Crop Production Agent 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Producers are gearing up to plant their 2018 wheat crop around north central Kansas! Producers really don’t like the mention of volunteer wheat, but you can always count on it rearing its ugly head. Volunteer wheat is a fact of

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South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

South Dakota Wheat: Managing Residue to Prevent a Green Bridge

πŸ‘€By Ruth Beck, Adam Varenhorst, Emmanuel Byamukama, Patrick Wagner, Paul O. Johnson, and Dwayne Beck, South Dakota State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Many wheat fields in South Dakota were cut for hay this year due to drought conditions and the need for hay. In some fields where moisture was adequate or rainfall has occurred, wheat and weeds are growing back. Deciding what

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Nebraska Wheat: Protecting 2018 Yields – It’s Critical to Control Volunteer Wheat

Nebraska Wheat: Protecting 2018 Yields – It’s Critical to Control Volunteer Wheat

πŸ‘€From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In the Nebraska Panhandle, major losses were caused by wheat streak mosaic virus this year. One wheat grower said his winter wheat yields averaged 8-22 bushels/acre. His test weight averaged 54 lb/bushel. A number of growers had their fields released

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Winter Wheat: More Fields Abandoned Due to Wheat Streak Mosaic Infection – DTN

Winter Wheat: More Fields Abandoned Due to Wheat Streak Mosaic Infection – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The winter wheat harvest will be a lot shorter than usual this year for Kent Eddy. The western Kansas farmer estimates he will only harvest 60% of his wheat crop where he farms near the town of Syracuse. The culprit?

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Texas: Wheat Field Day, Bushland, May 17

Texas: Wheat Field Day, Bushland, May 17

πŸ‘€By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 8, 2017

During the May 17 Wheat Field Day, Texas A&M AgriLife Research will highlight a “real-life” research study that will provide a firsthand look at what happens when volunteer wheat is not controlled. The field day will begin in the Porter

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Nebraska: Watch Out for Wheat Viruses this Spring

Nebraska: Watch Out for Wheat Viruses this Spring

πŸ‘€By Cody Creech, Gary Hein, Jeff Bradshaw, and Stephen Wegulo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Jan 31, 2017

Nebraska wheat conditions were very good going into winter. However, disease and weather conditions can cause wheat to winterkill, leading to poor stands and lower yields. Farmers should plan to scout their fields carefully in the spring. A mild fall

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Kansas Wheat: Remember to Control Your Volunteer Wheat

Kansas Wheat: Remember to Control Your Volunteer Wheat

πŸ‘€By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 9, 2016

Producers are gearing up to plant their 2017 wheat crop around north central Kansas! Producers really don’t like the mention of volunteer wheat, but you can always count on it rearing its ugly head. Volunteer wheat is a fact of

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Nebraska Winter Wheat: Post Harvest Weed Control

Nebraska Winter Wheat: Post Harvest Weed Control

πŸ‘€By Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Jul 4, 2016

Good seeding conditions in fall 2016 resulted in good winter wheat stands, which in turn enabled the winter wheat to be more competitive with weeds (Figure 1). In some fields uncontrolled stripe rust (Figure 2) did open up the canopy,

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