Category: Timely Topics – Grain Quality

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What is Your Fertilizer Plan for 2019?

Winter wheat harvest is completed and seeding has started. How was your fertilizer program in 2018? What does your fertilizer plan look like for 2019?…

2018 Falling Numbers Data for Winter Wheat WSU Variety Testing Trials

The Hagberg-Perten falling number (FN) test measures starch digestion by the enzyme alpha-amylase. Lower FN indicates the presence of more alpha-amylase, which can lead to…

“Fascinating Things: A Conversation with Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab” Podcast

Episode 88 of Wheat All About It! features USDA-ARS, Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab. Join Scott Yates, director of Communications and…

Problems with Low Falling Numbers in the 2018 Crop

The 2017 crop brought a much-appreciated relief from the low falling numbers problems of 2016. Unfortunately, some farmers are experiencing problems with low falling numbers…

“Meet Mr. Northwest Wheat Quality, Doug Engle!” Podcast & Variety Testing Brochures

Episode 74 of Wheat All About It! features USDA-ARS Physical Science Technician, Doug Engle. Join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the…

Is Your Seed Dead or Alive – A Seed Viability Test

Whether you are planting a winter or upcoming spring crop, re-seeding or enhancing a stand of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or State Acres for Wildlife…

“A Conversation with Arron Carter, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder” Podcast

Episode 58 of Wheat All About It! features Washington State University’s winter wheat breeder, Arron Carter. Join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations…

The WSU Wheat Beat Podcast

Introducing the WSU Wheat Beat podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the WSU Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Team. Each week your host, Drew…

USDA September 1 Stocks Estimate Suggests Flat Prices Through 2017: Quick Market Update

USDA released their September 1 grain stocks estimates on Friday, September 29, 2017.  For wheat, this represents the inventory being carried into the second quarter…

Western Wheat Workers Falling Number Update

Fortunately in 2017, nature dealt the region some kindness and the widespread low falling numbers (FNs) of 2016 were a rare event. Economic losses to…
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