The 2020 Wheat Quality Tour had to take a virtual path during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article summarizes the modified tour and discusses various factors that may have impacted yield potentials across Kansas.
The 2021 Wheat Quality Tour took place from May 17 through May 20, around 2-3 weeks later than in past years. Approximately 45 people from 13 states actively scouted 350 Kansas wheat fields in 15 groups and six routes. This article offers a summary of the 2021 wheat crop conditions.
The 2022 Wheat Quality Tour took place May 16 - 19, 2022. About 85 people actively scouted hundreds of Kansas wheat fields in 21 groups spread across six routes. The Kansas wheat crop is currently facing many challenges. Consequently, the overall 2022 production estimate for Kansas resulting from the tour was 261 million bushels of wheat, compared to 364 million bushels estimated by the tour in 2021.
The 2023 Wheat Quality Tour took place May 15 - 18, 2023. Approximately 106 people actively scouted hundreds of Kansas wheat fields in 27 groups spread across six routes. The Kansas wheat crop is currently facing many challenges. This report summarizes the tour and gives an estimate of the overall production of Kansas wheat in 2023.