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Fusarium head blight (FHB)

Some of the winter wheat in SD is starting to head. This wheat growth stage is the best time to start monitoring the risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB). The most important risk factor for FHB is rainfall when wheat is at flowering. The current predicted risk

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Don’t Forget to Monitor Wheat Fields

This week while checking some of the winter wheat at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm, I dug up a winter wheat plant whose first node was detectable. The discovery surprised me. I was, however, standing in the SDSU Winter Wheat Variety trial and must have happened onto

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2016 Annual Bake & Take Day

The South Dakota Wheat Commission annual “Bake and Take Day,” occurring this year on March 26, invites home bakers of all ages to slow down, relax and embrace community spirit by baking home-made goodies and sharing them with friends, neighbors or folks who may not be able

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Wheat Organizations Support Congressional Call for Comprehensive Market Access in TPP

Wheat Organizations Support Congressional Call for Comprehensive Market Access in TPP

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very pleased that 140 members of Congress urged President Barack Obama this week to pursue a high standard, 21st Century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. In a letter to the President, a

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Thune Submits Comments on South Dakota Rail Service Concerns for Fargo STB Hearing

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, submitted the following comments to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for its public hearing in Fargo, North Dakota this morning focused on the region’s rail service issues that continue to negatively

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Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million

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Just Folks: Woman, 91, weaves art from wheat

Not many people can lay claim to an invitation from the president to decorate the Christmas tree at the White House. Palmyra’s Martha Hunsicker, 91, can, due to her work in the unique craft field of wheat weaving. In 1993, Hunsicker was invited by President Bill Clinton

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Just Folks: Woman, 91, weaves art from wheat

Not many people can lay claim to an invitation from the president to decorate the Christmas tree at the White House. Palmyra’s Martha Hunsicker, 91, can, due to her work in the unique craft field of wheat weaving. In 1993, Hunsicker was invited by President Bill Clinton

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New strategy expands opportunities for WestBred wheat

Monsanto Company has announced changes to its WestBred wheat seed distribution model designed to enhance business and expand opportunities for its seed partners and their growers. “Wheat is a vital, global crop planted on over 500 million acres and supplying 25% of the world’s calories,” said Jeff

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