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Wheat situation

Wheat situation

Colorado State University agronomists visited wheat testing trials in mid-April. Visited sites began at Walsh and continued north to sites near Lamar, Burlington, Prospect Valley, Sterling, Haxtun and Julesburg.

Wheat trials south of I-70 are experiencing severe drought. Wheat stands are poor and yield potential is low. Disease observations found no virus (wheat streak mosaic or barley yellow dwarf) or stripe rust activity. Insect issues found were brown wheat mite, but populations were below economic treatment threshholds. Cutworms were not found. Severe drought is continuing...


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