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Welcome to the Idaho Wheat Commission

Idaho is one of the few places in the world where buyers can find several different classes of wheat in one place.  Wheat class is determined by kernel hardness and color, and by its planting time.  Each class of wheat has its own characteristics related to milling, baking and agronomic needs.

Soft White Wheat (winter and spring): pastries, pancakes, cakes, cookies, crackers, flat breads, snack foods and cereals.
Hard Red Wheat (winter and spring): yeast breads, hard rolls and bagels, Asian noodles, flat breads.
Hard White Wheat (winter and spring): blended flours, Asian noodles, steam breads, domestic foods made with whole wheat.
Durum: pasta

Idaho wheat production is usually about 100 million bushels/year.  Wheat production plays an important role in Idaho’s economy.  Wheat production creates jobs and income, not only in the production process, but also in transportation, storage, milling and input supply industries.  The value of wheat production is close to $500 million and  contributes over 8,500 jobs.

Managing Fusarium Head Blight in Small Grains

The Idaho Wheat Commission will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00 AM (MST)  Participation is free!  Log onto the website at http://connect.cals.uidaho.edu/wheat 

Guest Presenter Juliet Marshall, will discuss several factors that are increasing the risk of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB). Key factors include environmental conditions, corn, and the increased aggressiveness of species causing FHB.  Marshall will describe how these factors have contributed to the incidence and aggressiveness of the disease in irrigated winter and spring wheat production in southeast Idaho.  The life cycle, risk factors, and integrated management practices to reduce disease impacts will also be discussed. Juliet will also answer questions during the webinar and provide suggestions on how to help control Fusarium Head Blight.
For those who cannot view the webinar in real time, it will be recorded and available at: www.idahowheat.org.


Friday, January 02, 2015
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Idaho Annual Crop Production
All wheat planted in Idaho totaled 1.27 million acres, down 4 percent from 2013. Area harvested, at 1.20 million acres, is down 5 percent from the previous year. All wheat production totaled 93.7 million bushels, down 10 percent from last year. Yield is estimated at 78.4 bushels per acre, down 3.8 bushels from 2013.