Chumrau: UI Cookie Will Benefit Growers In Several Ways

Last month, the Idaho Wheat Commission announced the licensing of UI Cookie a new soft white spring variety. Casey Chumrau, IWC Executive Director said UI Cookie has excellent yield, superior end-use quality and easy threshing ability. She added there’s currently excellent demand for all soft whites, both winter and spring. “About 65% of the Idaho […]

Syngenta Rolls Out New Wheat Seed Variety For PNW

Syngenta is out with a new AgriPro wheat seed variety that company officials say will help with consistent performance. In early-September, Syngenta announced AP Venom, an AgriPro brand hard Red Spring Wheat that has been tested for both spring and falling plantings. Riley Hille with AgriPro said AP Venom is an excellent example of the top-performing […]

WSU Warning Of Stripe Rust, Stem Rust

As winter wheat harvest has started across the Inland Northwest, Washington State University is warning growers of spring varieties to be on the lookout for Stripe Rust. Stripe rust has reached 100% severity on susceptible varieties of spring wheat in the school’s experimental fields across the state. Barley stripe rust reached 60-80% severity on susceptible […]

WSU Predicting Stripe Rust At Severe Epidemic Levels This Season

Based on weather data from November 1st to February 29th, Washington State University is forecasting the stripe rust level to reach the severe epidemic level this growing season for the inland Northwest. Dr. Xianming Chen says he predicts highly susceptible varieties to have 44% to 53% loss this growing season. This figure is quite a bit […]

WSU: Stripe Rust Expected To Be Severe To Epidemic In 2020

Thanks to the weather we saw in the last two months of 2019, wheat growers will need to be very vigilant in 2020.  According to Washington State University’s Dr. Xianming Chen stripe rust in the 2020 wheat growing season is forecasted to be in the severe epidemic level range, which means 40% to 60% yield […]

WSU Roles Out New Spring Wheat Variety, Ryan

This year was the first season on the market for Washington State University’s newest spring wheat variety, Ryan.  Mike Pumphrey Chair of WSU’s Spring Wheat, Breeding and Genetics, said the wheat farming community has whole heartedly accepted Ryan.   “Growers look at the data, they look at the performance of these lines over years, and […]

WSU: Stripe Rust Reported On The Palouse

Washington State University researchers say Stripe Rust is developing in experimental fields on the Palouse.  Dr. Xianming Chen reported late last week that strip rust was found in all of the school’s experimental winter wheat fields around Pullman.  He noted rust appeared in small foci of mostly 5-10 stems, except one row entirely infected.  Most […]