The fungus that causes scab can also cause a seedling blight of wheat. If scab infected seed is used for planting, seedling blights and stand establishment problems may occur.
Europe is heading toward a large wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that much of it could only be fit to feed animals after heavy rain earlier this month.
As the wheat planting season approaches, it is recommended that growers treat seed with fungicide before planting. Seed treatments control seed-transmitted diseases that lower yield and grain quality.
Evogene amends Bayer wheat agreement (07/25/14)
Phosphorus fertility for wheat (07/21/14)
Wheat blends: Advantages and disadvantages (07/21/14)
Export Grain Bids (07/28/14)
Minneapolis Daily BASIS Report (07/28/14)
CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (07/28/14)
Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (07/28/14)
South Carolina Closing Grain Bids (07/28/14)
North Carolina Grain (07/28/14)
Arkansas Daily Grain (07/28/14)
Missouri Grain (07/28/14)
Minneapolis, MN Daily Cash Grain Report (07/28/14)
World wheat trade up slightly (09/16/13)
Foreign wheat use to reach a record (08/15/13)
Record-high world wheat production projected (08/14/13)
Exports: Corn sales bounce (08/01/13)
U.S. corn planted acreage highest since 1936 (06/28/13)
Corn stocks down 12 percent from June 2012 (06/28/13)
Afternoon Comments 07/28
The wheat markets remained generally weak. Wheat futures have been blessed with little news lately, but today’s Export Inspections report likely disappointed bulls. The published figure at 396,000 tonnes fell slightly below the forecast range. Futures actually bounced from overnight lows, but also failed at moving average resistance Sunday night. September CBOT wheat settled down 3.25 cents at $5.3475/bushel Monday afternoon, while September KC wheat slumped 5.75 cents to $6.255/bushel, and September MWE wheat dropped 6.5 cents to $6.2125.