ARTICLES BY BILL SPIEGEL
Freeze Could Hit Hard Red Winter Wheat Fields By: 04/16/2014 @ 9:35am

The condition of the hard red winter wheat crop in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas is precarious after temperatures dropped below freezing April 14-15. July Hard Red Winter wheat futures settled up 23 cents…

Army Cutworms Marching Through Wheat, Canola and Alfalfa Fields By: 04/07/2014 @ 2:20pm

Adding insult to the injury that is dryness and spotty winterkill for crops that are beginning to green up this spring, army cutworms are marching throughout wheat, alfalfa and canola fields in the Central…

Topdress Wheat by Feekes Growth Stage 5 By: 04/01/2014 @ 12:42pm

Winter wheat in the Central Plains has been slower than usual to break dormancy, thanks to colder than normal temperatures this winter. Now that the crop is beginning to green up and grow, farmers are…

Wheat Winterkill Damage Ranges in Kansas, Oklahoma By: 03/25/2014 @ 12:39pm

A few weeks of spring-like weather have helped bring the winter wheat crop out of dormancy in the southern Plains, thus giving clarity to the severity of wheat winterkill damage in Oklahoma and Kansas…

Wheat champ pushes yields By: 12/18/2013 @ 7:50am

Winter wheat is a crop that many farmers tend to plant and forget. One Kansas farmer, however, finds that winter wheat can respond to higher management levels, even in dry years. “Wheat is the toughest crop…

Repurposing goes mainstream By: 05/17/2013 @ 12:38pm

At a warehouse in eastern Denver, stacks of surplus materials will quickly jog the mind of innovative farmers and ranchers. A pile of rubber tracks removed from bulldozers are snapped up to be used as nonslip…

Syngenta's AgriPro aims for hybrid wheat by 2020 By: 03/11/2013 @ 2:14pm

Syngenta's AgriPro unit is three years into its hybrid wheat project at the company's Hard Red Winter wheat unit near Manhattan, Kansas. Syngenta is going all-in on wheat hybrids; the company built…

Hybrid wheat's comeback By: 03/11/2013 @ 1:31pm

Nearly 90 years after DuPont Pioneer successfully commercialized the first hybrid corn plants, the company plans to revolutionize the wheat industry in the same way.Pioneer announced its intent in February to…

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