Colorado Wheat Variety Database
The CSU Crop Variety Testing Program annually conducts winter wheat variety trials at multiple locations throughout Colorado. The Colorado Wheat Variety Database provides complete access to variety information and data from these trials in addition to official state variety trials in adjacent states (Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming).
There are three significant organizations representing Colorado wheat producers: the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG); the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC); and the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF).
Kansas Wheat Alliance
The Kansas Wheat Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2007 with the goal of maximizing value for wheat farmers from new wheat varieties developed by Kansas State University and other wheat-breeding programs. The Kansas Wheat Alliance delivers modern genetic technology that is not otherwise showing up in wheat varieties, a real economic benefit to the wheat producers and end-users of the crop.
The PlainsGold brand, introduced in 2012, carries some the most well-known and innovative winter wheat varieties available today in the High Plains.
The PlainsGold brand, varieties and AXigen® trait are owned by the farmer-governed Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. Royalties from the sale of PlainsGold seed support the public wheat breeding program at Colorado State University, which further enhances the funding provided by the wheat assessment paid by all Colorado wheat farmers.
In 2008, Colorado wheat growers initiated a novel trait development project with Colorado State University. The goal was to develop a herbicide-resistance trait that would help control tough winter annual grassy weeds delivered with the superior performance and yields of leading wheat varieties.This is what happened with the innovative CoAXium® Wheat Production System.
At CoAgMET, we operate a network of agricultural weather stations around the state of Colorado. The data from these stations lets us calculate Evapotranspiration (ET) values to model water use for various crops.
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (COCoRaHS), is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).
Water Irrigation Scheduler for Efficient Application
Water Irrigation Scheduler for Efficient Application (WISE), is a cloud-based tool for irrigation scheduling. WISE is an ET-based, water balance irrigation scheduling program that features a water management record keeping tool. WISE was initially developed for Colorado, but more locations are being added as additional online weather networks become available.
Web Soil Survey
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties.