Wheat Article Archive

Factors Affecting Wheat Production Decisions: Producer survey findings

Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota (USDA, 2018). South Dakota wheat acres experienced a remarkable decrease of 31.5% during the past 3 years, compared with a relatively mild drop of 16.4% by North Dakota.

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Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus: Should you be concerned next spring?

Many questions were raised on wheat streak mosaic disease of wheat during the recent Ag Horizon Conference. This was, in part, due to the widespread occurrences of the disease during the 2017 season. Wheat streak mosaic disease is caused by viral pathogen called Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV). This virus is transmitted by microscopic mites called wheat curl mites (WCM).

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Planting Winter Wheat Into Dry Soil

The most recent drought monitor still shows much of Western South Dakota in varying stages of drought with the worst conditions centered on eastern Meade and Pennington into Haakon and Ziebach counties. As a result, many farmers may find themselves planting winter wheat into dry soils, which poses a number of challenging options that should be considered.

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