Winter Wheat: Wrapping Up A Stressful Season – DTN Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
If your winter wheat survived the growing season — and that’s a big if — chances are it’s looking pretty good. That’s the story of the 2018-19 winter wheat crop […]

USDA Weekly Crop Progress – Wheat Planting Slow; Texas Corn 53% in the Ground – DTN Apr 9, 2019

🕔Apr 9, 2019
U.S. winter wheat condition improved last week, while spring wheat planting, reported for the first time this season in USDA NASS’ weekly Crop Progress report on Monday, was behind the […]

Mergers of “Big 6” Seed and Ag Chem Companies – Who Owns What Now Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019
Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […]

National Wheat Yield Contest Rules Change – DTN Jan 4, 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019
Thinking of adopting some New Year’s resolutions? The National Wheat Yield Contest beat you to it. The National Wheat Foundation has announced a new set of rankings for its 2019 […]

Nebraska Winter Wheat: Fall Strategies for Weed Control Sep 2, 2018

🕔Sep 2, 2018
Weeds such as downy brome, feral rye, marestail, mustards, and the perennial dandelion are more easily managed soon after emergence than in the following spring.

Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN Jul 10, 2018

🕔Jul 10, 2018
One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

Wheat Market: June Frost + Drought + Less Acreage Point to Higher Prices – DTN Jul 6, 2017

🕔Jul 6, 2017
That’s not a typo in the title of this week’s column. Over the last weekend of June, some of the already drought-stricken areas in north-central South Dakota saw a damaging […]

Wheat Harvest Woes: Disease and Blizzard Took a Toll on the Crop – DTN Jun 30, 2017

🕔Jun 30, 2017
Wheat took a beating in the Great Plains this year. A late-season winter blizzard coupled with an outbreak of wheat streak mosaic has left growers harvesting wildly different wheat crops […]

No-Till and Cover Crops Cut Expenses: 12 Lessons Learned – DTN Mar 4, 2017

🕔Mar 4, 2017
Nick Vinje didn’t grow up hearing, “This is how we’ve always done things.” That left the self-described city kid more open to change.   After 16 years of conventional farming, […]

Winter Wheat Update: Low Temps Plus Drought Makes a Bad Combo – DTN Dec 20, 2016

🕔Dec 20, 2016
All is not as it appears as an Arctic blast pushes winter wheat in the Great Plains deeper into dormancy. The prolonged, warm fall allowed wheat plants to put on […]

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