Easter 2007 was one to remember for wheat farmers from Kansas to Ohio. During the holiday weekend, Mother Nature brought freezing temperatures and snow to the middle portion of the country, much to the detriment of the wheat crop. Now that more seasonable
In most years, insect problems in wheat are minimal, but problems can develop. It will be important to follow the wheat crop to prevent losses from pests during the remainder of the growing season. Cutworms are the first insect pest consideration in wheat
In general, a fungicide application will be cost-effective if rust, powdery mildew or leaf spot diseases are present in trace amounts on the flag leaf in the boot stage of development and infection below the flag leaf is moderate to severe. Regular scoutin
At least half of Illinois' winter wheat crop was "damaged substantially" by cold temperatures during the weekend, says Emerson Nafziger, a professor of agronomic extension at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Easter weekend temperatures dangerously low for the developing winter wheat crop hit much of the nation's midsection, with anecdotal reports of temps as low as 10 degrees in parts of western Nebraska. But, growers may want to hesitate before definitively a