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Keep An Eye On Winter Wheat

With the absolutely stunning warm temperatures here in November come some interesting issues from the agronomy side. One of these was just relayed to me by an agronomist at our Chamberlain location. Winter wheat, but also winter wheat pests are still actively growing out in the fields and may
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn Conditions: The Total US Corn Conditions remain at a 74% Good/Excellent rating this week, up from last year’s 69% rating at this time. Looking across the board: ND,TX,
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: This week’s Total US Corn Conditions are down 2% to a 74% Good/Excellent rating. PA, MO, NE, and CO are all down a percent. SD is down 3% while MI and IL are both -4%. OH
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn Conditions: The Total US Corn Conditions once again remain at a 76% Good/Excellent rating. Looks like there are not as many red numbers this week compared to last week. States
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Total US Corn Conditions improved by a percent to 76% G/E rating. With help from MO and IL both up 4%, they are the biggest movers of this week. SD, KY, and NC are down 1% as well as TN and PA at -2% and TX down the most with a -3% move to a 68% G/E rating on the week. Over all, Corn
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Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Looking at the Corn Conditions from this week to last week in North and South Dakota, they are down 5% and 1% respectively. Although Kansas and Illinois are also down 4 points
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Stripe Rust Still Active in Winter Wheat

Stripe rust is still present and very active in winter wheat, even what was treated a month ago.

I heard from Bayer CropScience of multiple reports of stripe rust in winter wheat in South Dakota. Unfortunately this rust was on on wheat that had been previously treated with a
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Keep An Eye On Winter Wheat - Aphids and Rust

Our Wheat Growers agronomists in the Wolsey and Huron areas have been reporting aphid populations in winter wheat this spring. Aphids can be damaging in wheat from direct feeding, but certain aphids can also vector the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV). BYDV and aphids are often
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Keep An Eye On Winter Wheat For Stripe Rust

I have seen some reports that stripe rust is showing up on unsprayed winter wheat along the Nebraska-Kansas border. Still a long ways south and in a wetter area than us, but take note. Southerly winds can bring rust spores from Nebraska & Kansas north to us. Stripe rust likes the cool
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Managing Winter Wheat

Winter wheat across the area really varies on how it is doing. Wheat that was planted into ground with good ground cover and adequate moisture last fall is in decent shape. Wheat that was planted into drier soils and bare ground over the winter is not looking as good. The wheat that had good
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Check Your Winter Wheat Fields - Aphids Are Lurking

I received a note yesterday about aphids appearing in winter wheat fields in the southern Wheat Growers territory. I also saw a report from SDSU about the subject. With the warm fall conditions creating fairly lush top growth on winter wheat stands, it is imperative that you go take a good
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Winter Wheat Showing Signs of Life

It is finally possible to see some winter wheat in the area breaking dormancy. Most winter wheat was planted in less than ideal soils last fall. Wheat, like in the picture, that has very few tillers will need nitrogen as early as possible to promote early growth and tillering.
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Winter Wheat Planting - Is it too late?

Rains for the past couple of dates have raised questions of whether it is still OK to plant winter wheat. The answer is this: Agronomically speaking, we are still OK, so it depends on the risk you are willing to absorb.  Optimal planting dates for winter wheat in South Dakota are
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Winter Wheat Supply

Do you have your winter wheat seed needs covered?
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June 25th USDA Crop Conditions/Progress Report

This afternoon's USDA Crop Conditions Report was out and as expected both Corn and Soybean ratings were lower than last week.  Corn was down 7% nationwide now rated at 56% Good/Excellent.  Most notable changes were: Illinois (Down 15%), Indiana (Down 10%), and Missouri (Down
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Will Crop Insurance Affect Winter Wheat Acres?

 Winter wheat planting has begun and so far the planting pace is dragging. With a severe drought ravaging through the southern states producers are opting to wait and see if much needed rain develops before putting the seed in the ground.  The question that needs to be asked is,
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Scouting Winter Wheat Fields for Grasshoppers

Winter wheat planting has begun.  Earlier planted acres in my territory have just started to emerge.  Normally we aren’t worried at this time about insect control in winter wheat.  However, I have noticed high numbers of grasshoppers in edges of fields and
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Winter Wheat Protein Averaging

Well after some rainy delays it looks like the winter wheat harvest is back on track in the Dakotas. Have you heard about the new protein-averaging program Wheat Growers is offering? Here are the details: 

Effective July 19, 2011, we will be offering protein averaging for
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