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Wheat disease identification guide

PIERRE, S.D. — Wheat diseases can have significant economical impact on producers. Environmental conditions in early spring can vary considerably and have major influence on the prevalence and extent of specific wheat diseases across the state. Producers are encouraged to monitor their fields. Early identification of wheat diseases can often be treated. Reid Christopherson, executive…

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A Weekly Update From Your Friends at the Red River Farm Network

Monday, May 8, 2017 Weekly News Highlights Reporting Ag’s Business From Fields to D.C. — The Red River Farm Network is keeping up with planting progress across our region this week. Today’s USDA planting progress is being closely watched by market analysts, especially with decent weather conditions in the last five days. Last week, RRFN…

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May 8 Dan Maltby Marketing Newsletter

Kansas Association of Wheat Growers Hello Kansas Wheat. The Wheat Tour came and went, and did the futures market… This KC July wheat (daily candlestick) shows the volatility injected into the market. The chart looks different from last week’s chart in a couple of areas, most notably is the unfilled gap, from last Friday’s high…

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Wheat condition update, Wheat Tour & more in the KAWG E-Update

Greetings!   We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of KAWG E-News. Wheat Tour releases final projections The 2017 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 4, as scouts traveled from Wichita to Manhattan. The three-day average over the fields that were calculated was 46.1 bushels an acre. While an…

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How rainfall timing affects fall N availability

Many farmers who fall-applied nitrogen have the same question this time of year: how much of the nitrogen (N) I applied can I count on being there now? The answer depends on the nitrogen cycle and the weather conditions at application time. This past fall was warm and wet throughout much of Minnesota, with soils…

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Wheat Letter – May 4, 2017

Wheat Letter May 4, 2017 U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is the industry’s market development organization working in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to “develop, maintain and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and their customers.” USW activities are funded by producer checkoff dollars managed by 18 state wheat…

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Developing climate-resilient wheat

WASHINGTON — Increases in climate variability have placed new emphasis on the need for resilient wheat varieties. Alongside demands for increased resiliency, consumer interest in healthier, more functional foods is growing. Therefore, the identification of potential breeding targets to create climate-resilient, nutritionally improved wheat varieties is of particular interest. Fructans are carbohydrates found in many…

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Summer teacher tours

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Program (MAITC) offers a unique annual summer tour that allows educators to get a first-hand look into the world of agriculture. We’ll share resources, offer hands-on activities, and provide interactive ideas for integrating agriculture as a context for achieving academic standards at all levels. CEUs and…

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How the nitrogen cycle affects fall N availability

Many farmers are wondering the same thing this time of year: How much of my fall-applied nitrogen is still available in the soil? To answer that question, we need to consider the nitrogen cycle. Here’s a quick refresher. Three dominant forms of nitrogen exist in the soil: ammonium (NH4+), nitrate (NO3-), and nitrogen (N). Plants…

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2017 Wheat Tour, Day 1: Too early to know full extent of damage

by Marsha Boswell, Director of Communications   For an audio version of this release, visit http://kswheat.com/tour1   “It’s too early to tell,” was the theme of day 1 of the 2017 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas.   About 70 scouts left Manhattan early Tuesday morning, May 2, and made their way east…

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May 1 Dan Maltby Marketing Newsletter

Hello Kansas Wheat.   Last week the market finally built some risk premium into futures prices, although whether enough was inserted or was it just the beginning of massive Fund covering is debatable. We’re all familiar with this. This crop is far enough along that any temps below 30* F do major damage. What we’re…

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