Nebraska Winter Wheat: Fall Strategies for Weed Control

🕔Sep 2, 2018Weeds 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, 2018One 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, 2017That’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, 2017Wheat 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, 2017Nick 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, 2016All 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 […]

Nebraska Wheat: Management Tips for 2017 Crop

🕔Dec 13, 2016This fall a number of diseases have been observed in winter wheat. All three rust diseases — leaf, stem, and stripe — were observed, but stripe rust was the most prevalent and […]

Nebraska Wheat: Stripe Rust Reports Lead to Winter Treatment Research

🕔Nov 21, 2016Reports of stripe rust in wheat, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, have continued throughout the Panhandle, particularly in Kimball and Banner counties. With additional sightings from central and […]

Kansas Wheat: How Hardy is the Winter Crop After Mild Fall Temps?

🕔Dec 21, 2015During the fall, winter wheat seedlings spend the first month or so of their lives developing their first leaves, the crown, and a secondary root system. All the while, the […]

Crop Progress: Wheat Planting Nearly Done, Conditions Neutral – DTN

🕔Nov 23, 2015Corn harvest is complete for 2015 and winter wheat planting is nearly done, according to USDA’s latest weekly Crop Progress report. Winter wheat planting is 96% complete, compared to 94% […]

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