Tag: Crops

The problem with monoculture

I’ve been meaning to write a post on monoculture for quite some time. In fact, I began writing this post over 8 months ago, but for various reasons this topic never made the top of my priority list. This tweet by Michael Pollan finally prompted me to revisit this topic: Grist take on the Harmon […]

Glyphosate resistant wheat found in Oregon

USDA-APHIS announced recently that volunteer wheat growing in an Oregon field has been confirmed to be resistant to glyphosate. Reports indicate the glyphosate resistance is due to the same transgenic event that was used in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready wheat. More information from the National Association of Wheat Growers and Agri-Pulse. The good news is that […]

The drought continues…

The latest USDA-NASS crop weather report for Wyoming didn’t paint a very bright picture for the state. Winter wheat condition was rated at 38% good, 39% fair, and 23% poor or very poor. Yesterday, I was out looking at our winter wheat research plots at SAREC near Lingle, WY. I’d say my wheat strip falls […]