Your Cooperative Blog
Wheat Growers Insights for Field and Farm

Crop Conditions and Progress Report

Corn: Looking at the Corn Conditions from this week to last week in North and South Dakota, they are down 5% and 1% respectively. Although Kansas and Illinois are also down 4 points the total US conditions remain unchanged at

Is Your Crop’s “Fuel Tank” Full?

Our crops are in the ground and up in most of the Wheat Growers area, and let me say that the corn that is up and growing in the central and northern areas of the territory look absolutely fantastic! Soybeans are just up and looking great as well. Wheat continues to look excellent. WE HAVE A GREAT CROP OUT THERE! Even better, since we have

Stripe Rust Still Active in Winter Wheat

Stripe rust is still present and very active in winter wheat, even what was treated a month ago.

I heard from Bayer CropScience of multiple reports of stripe rust in winter wheat in South Dakota. Unfortunately this rust was on on wheat that had been previously treated with a fungicide at the Feekes 4 to 5 stage of growth.


Keep An Eye On Winter Wheat - Aphids and Rust

Our Wheat Growers agronomists in the Wolsey and Huron areas have been reporting aphid populations in winter wheat this spring. Aphids can be damaging in wheat from direct feeding, but certain aphids can also vector the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV). BYDV and aphids are often “patchy”, with localized infestations across fields.

The April Rally - Just what we were wishing/hoping/praying for!!!

The market has rallied and we have made some new crop sales…….now what?

The recent rally in the soybean market has pushed the price to levels most thought were not attainable just weeks ago. The latter half of April provided the market with some cause for concern regarding the size of the South