Posts in Wheat
VIDEO: Wheat Field Day Welcome

Dr. Rick Bennett welcomed all to the 2018 Wheat Field Day at the Princeton Research and Education Center and spoke about the new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association, and Dr. Dave Van Sanford's Research Professorship.

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WheatJennifer Elwell
2018 Spring Wheat Condition

Across Kentucky, most of the wheat crop that was planted in October has established well and is between Feekes 4 and Feekes 6, for Central to Southern Kentucky, respectively. Of course, this is assuming that is did not drown out from all the rain in March.

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WheatJennifer Elwell
Fall 2017 Wheat Planting Decision

Kentucky grain farmers are harvesting corn and are getting to the point where they will decide if and how much wheat they will plant this fall.  The main changes this year are a modest increase in wheat prices, a small increase in soybean prices, and a slight decrease in nitrogen prices.  These changes will make planting wheat more attractive relative to last year.

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Marketing, WheatJennifer Elwell
Fusarium Head Blight Risk High

Much of the wheat in Kentucky is now past the stage of applying a foliar fungicide for protection against Fusarium head blight. However, some late-planted fields and some late-maturing varieties may be at the beginning flowering stage now. Based on the rainfall that has occurred over the last several days, wheat that is flowering in Kentucky is at a high risk for Fusarium head blight.

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