The National Wheat Yield Contest overall winner last year grew 203 bushels of wheat per acre. The world record for wheat yield is 250 bushels per acre, said Logan Grier, technical marketing manager at BASF, at Wheat U. Read more
Andrew Adams pictures the potential maximum yield of a field of wheat as a barrel. Any variable—fertility, fungicide, population, genetics, weather—can represent a “leak” in the barrel if something goes wrong.
Adams, a technical service representative at BASF, said not understanding the stages of development of wheat can lead to improper timing of applications of pesticides, fertilizers and other inputs. That can lead to leaks in the barrel of wheat yield.
Adams gave his presentation, “The Importance of Proper Wheat Staging: Does it Really Matter?” at Wheat U, sponsored by Agweek, High Plains Journal and BASF, in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Jan. 17. The event offered specialized education in topics related to growing wheat. Read more
Current trade negotiations and retaliations could very well wind up having lasting effects on the future wheat trade, cautioned Frayne Olson, director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives at North Dakota State University. Olson encouraged growers to pay heed to these issues and kee… Read more
Dan Wogsland, executive director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, told farmers there are some solid wins for them in the 2018 farm bill.
Wogsland spoke at the 2019 Wheat U, sponsored by BASF and High Plains Journal Jan. 17, in Bismarck, North Dakota. Northern wheat and barley farmers aren’t the only winners, though, he explained. There are opportunities for farmers across the United States.
“There are a lot of wins in this farm bill, but perhaps most important are the improvements in the ARC and PLC programs,” he said. “There are also improvements in crop insurance. And funding for Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development programs are essential to getting our products sold worldwide. In North Dakota, 50 percent of our wheat has to go overseas.” Read more
Total world wheat carryovers were a record for the fourth year in a row, said Mike Krueger, marketing consultant in Salem, Oregon. It’s one of two things that the market watches the most, he said during Wheat U in Spokane, Washington. Read more
Farmers learning from other farmers is a central point of Wheat U, and this year’s Farmer Panel was no exception. The panel this year consisted of a few current and past winners of the Kansas and National Wheat Yield Contests as well as a leader in the wheat industry in Oklahoma. Read more
Mark Fowler wants wheat growers to think about how they can differentiate their grain based on quality in the marketplace. This, explained the vice president of overseas operations for U.S. Wheat Associates, can help farmers capture value when the opportunities present themselves. Read more
On-farm grain storage can play a great role in many farmers’ marketing plans. And with today’s technology, farmers can know more about the grain they store in their bins in real time, according to Dave Ahern, sales manager with IntelliFarms, who spoke at Wheat U in Wichita in August. That’s … Read more