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FHB Update from SD, June 26, 2017

Spring wheat in SD is now at flowering. However, it has been dry and currently temperatures are low. These conditions do not favor scab development, the reason why the FHB risk tool is showing low risk for FHB throughout SD. For spring wheat just starting to head,

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FHB Update from SD, June 13, 2017

Some of the winter wheat in SD is past flowering growth stage. This means the risk for Fusarium head blight is low. Moreover, current FHB prediction tool shows low risk for the entire state. This is mainly due to the dry weather we have had the past

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South Dakota Wheat Commission Monthly Update – May 2017

South Dakota Wheat Commission Monthly Update A special news release for South Dakota media outlets. Please contact Reid Christopherson at info@sdwheat.org to set up interviews, gather additional quotes and graphics, or pitch a story.   For Immediate Release:   2017 Wheat Pest Management Guides   The South Dakota 2017 Pest Management Guides

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Fusarium head blight (FHB) – May 29, 2017

Most of the winter wheat in South Dakota is at heading. In the next few days, winter wheat will be flowering. Growers need to watch the weather and plan a fungicide to protect winter wheat against Fusarium head blight (FHB). According to the Fusarium head blight 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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Evaluating Winter Wheat Stands

Much of the winter wheat crop is expected to have survived the winter relatively well. However, there undoubtedly will be some areas that for one reason or another were damaged by drought, wind erosion, sitting water or for other reasons.   As the winter wheat begins to

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Improving Protein Content in Wheat

Ruth Beck – 9/22/2016 Wheat producers in South Dakota always strive to grow a premium product. Quality in wheat often depends on test weight and protein content. Protein premiums and penalties in wheat have increased interest among wheat growers in producing a product that meets or exceeds market

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Three Cheers for Oprah – A Celebrity Affirming Science

Dr. Julie Miller Jones, LN, CNS Oprah’s statement that bread every day was part of her weight loss diet jolted consumers into questioning current popular press claims that bread and grains are making us fat.  Yah for Oprah! I am delighted when a celebrity affirms what science

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Observations on Winter Wheat from a Long Fall

This morning was the first day this fall that I scraped car windows. We are, for the most part, enjoying an unusually long fall with a few sporadic shots of welcome precipitation. The winter wheat looks good. Good growing conditions have given it time to produce tillers

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U.S. Wheat Industry Comments on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U. S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that negotiators have reached an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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