K-State Research and Extension

Crops and Livestock>Wheat K-State Research and Extension provides the latest research-based information from all disciplines related to crop production: Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, and more. Producers can find current, objective information on topics such as variety and hybrid performance, disease and insect ratings of wheat varieties, weed science, soil testing, plant diseases, insect pests, forages, wheat, and crop price outlooks.




Crop conditions around Kansas vary as the weather turns warmer and the delicate growing season for winter wheat is underway. Freeze damage and drought are a major concern for many areas of the state. The crop is battling ranging temperatures and lack of moisture. According to Guorong Zhang, wheat breeder at the K-State Agricultural Research Center at Hays, about one-third of fields do not have a very good stand, with many showing drought stress. He reported that while a few varieties have shown signs of winterkill, it is only a small percentage. Marsha Boswell has more.

4/17/2014 7:00:00 PM

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