Wheat Agriculture

A New World Record Wheat Yield is Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records

A new world record wheat yield of 249.6 bushels per acre has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The record yield occurred in a field harvested in the United Kingdom in 2015 near the border with Scotland.…

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Wheat leaf rust confirmed in Nebraska

A University of Nebraska CropWatch article confirms that on March 30, 2016 leaf rust was found in several wheat fields in south central Nebraska.

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Wheat harvest underway in Nebraska

Wheat harvest is underway in much of south central Nebraska and throughout the state, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The USDA reported Monday that Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 15 percent very poor, 19 …

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Return of Hot, Dry Weather Spurs Kansas Wheat Harvest

The return of mostly dry, hot weather this weekend in Kansas has spurred the stalled winter wheat harvest.

On Monday, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that as of Sunday about 8 percent of the crop had been harvested in …

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Nebraska Wheat Disease Update June 21

Eastern Nebraska is experiencing some moderate to severe head blight in the current crop of winter wheat. Stripe rust remains a concern in other parts of the state.

Read more: Morning Ag Clips Wheat Disease Update.…

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Wheat Harvest Prospects Improve in Kansas

A more upbeat winter wheat crop forecast released Wednesday reflects plentiful rainfall this past month that has, for the most part, quenched a long drought.

This year’s winter wheat production is now estimated at 314.5 million bushels in Kansas, the …

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Winter Wheat Winter Injury and Kill

March 24, 2015

It was a tough winter for wheat with severe winterkill evident in areas of Nebraska, with southwest Nebraska reporting the highest levels, according to the March 20 Nebraska Wheat Crop Report published by the Nebraska Wheat Board. …

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Winter Wheat Vulnerable to Pending High Temps

Lack of deep snow cover in Kansas, Nebraska and parts of South Dakota has people talking about whether next week’s warm up, coupled with the lack of protection from snow, could damage the winter wheat crop.

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Study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease

A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to the Ug99 strain of wheat stem rust disease. An especially hardy wheat variety named Gage that was co-released by the University of Nebraska …

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Climate Change Models Predict Decline in Wheat Yields Worldwide

A December 22, 2014 article in Reuters predicts that wheat yields will fall 6% for every degree Celsius in temperature increase brought about by worldwide climate change. Average world temperatures have risen 0.9 degrees Celsius since the Industrial revolution and …

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