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Nebraska Wheat: Reducing Disease – 5 Pre-Planting Steps

Nebraska Wheat: Reducing Disease – 5 Pre-Planting Steps

πŸ‘€By Bob Harveson and Stephen Wegulo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Sep 7, 2017

Nebraska growers have been severely affected by stripe rust (Figure 1) in their wheat crops for the last decade, particularly in the western half of the state. Stripe rust is not necessarily a new disease, but it has become much

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Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall

πŸ‘€By Bob Hunger and Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Planting date Much of the winter wheat in Oklahoma is sown with the intent of being used as a dual-purpose crop. In such a system, wheat is grazed by cattle from late fall through late winter/early spring and then harvested

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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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Wheat Streak Virus Yield Losses Create Tension Among Neighbors – DTN

Wheat Streak Virus Yield Losses Create Tension Among Neighbors – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 3, 2017

Great Plains wheat growers got a painful refresher course on the importance of the Golden Rule this year — and neighborly responsibility. Kent Eddy was forced to abandon nearly 20% of his wheat acres near Syracuse, Kansas, this year. The

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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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Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

πŸ‘€By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas fields. Bernd Friebe, a research professor with the Wheat Genetic Resources Center

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