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Wheat Scoop

The Wheat Scoop is a weekly news feature from the Kansas Wheat Commission, informing wheat farmers, the grain industry and the public about the marketing and utilization of Kansas wheat. Hosted by Marsha Boswell, the features cover a wide range of topics, from breeding new wheat varieties to domestic and international utilization, as well as new uses, nutrition and trends in domestic and international wheat foods and wheat flour consumption.  Each edition is approximately 4-minutes in length.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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05-12-17WHEAT STREAK MOSAIC– It's been a banner year for wheat streak mosaic disease in the Kansas wheat crop, and producers are being called upon to increase their efforts to prevent a repeat next growing season.  WS 05-12
05-05-17WHEAT TOUR WRAP-UP – Because of the unprecedented wheat crop conditions encountered during part of the event, the 2017 Hard Winter Wheat Tour throughout Kansas and parts of neighboring states will go down as one of the most memorable in history.  WS 05-05
04-28-17KANSAS WHEAT TOUR - The Wheat Quality Council is sponsoring the 2017 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour throughout Kansas and parts of neighboring states, gathering information this week on the yield potential in the Central Plains region.  WS 04-28
04-21-17AG IN THE CLASSROOM - As generation after generation becomes further removed from production agriculture, the importance of incorporating agricultural themes into public education grows. Tat’s the mission of the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program.WS-04-21
04-14-17NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BREADS– Top bread-bakers from around the country have been chosen to compete in the 2017 National Festival of Breads taking place in June.WS 04-14
04-07-17KANSAS YIELD CONTEST - Growing conditions for the Kansas wheat crop have improved and growers can put their production capabilities on the line by participating in the 2017 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest.  WS 04-07
03-31-17WHEAT FOOD AID– Working through the USDA and the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Kansas wheat industry continues its long-standing commitment to international food aid initiatives.  WS 3-31
03-24-17INTENSIVE WHEAT MANAGEMENT - Current research at Kansas State University is looking at whether winter wheat producers are maximizing the yield potential of their varieties.  WS 3-24
03-17-17NATIONAL YIELD CONTEST - Jordan Hildebrand reports on a couple of Kansas growers who were successful with their national entries.WS 3-17
03-10-17WHEAT NUTRIENT STUDY - Hanna Schlapp talks about research finding nutrient needs in modern varieties.WS 3-10
03-03-17NATIONAL WHEAT LEADERSHIP - Jordan Hildebrand reports that a NW Kansas wheat grower now heads the national organization.WS 3-3