Winter wheat planting will begin soon and implementing several preventative measures is important in order to protect the crop from a few relevant arthropod pests.
Recent rains in Kansas will cause some Hessian fly adults to begin emerging from the oversummering flaxseed. Summer survival of the Hessian fly is usually enhanced under no-till or reduced-till systems.
Drought is the most important constraint limiting wheat yields in the U.S. Southern High Plains, and the past four years of exceptional drought have provided a tremendous opportunity for research and genetic improvements.
Taking a shortcut to improving wheat (09/15/14)
Wheat management for fall 2014 (09/10/14)
Barge Grain Movements (09/23/14)
Pacific NW Wheat Basis Report (09/23/14)
Portland, OR Daily Grain Report (09/23/14)
Montana Cash Grain Prices (09/22/14)
Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (09/22/14)
Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (09/22/14)
Kentucky Daily Barge Report (09/22/14)
Utah Grain Bids (09/22/14)
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 09/23
Wheat markets also moved mostly lower. The crop condition report yielded little surprising news, which seemingly left wheat futures open to the bearish influence of the corn market. Ultimately, the glutted global situation is apparently exerting persistent pressure upon relatively high domestic wheat prices. The reason for the modest KC advance was unclear. December CBOT wheat closed down 0.75 cent to $4.76/bushel Tuesday, while December KC wheat rose 1.75 cents to $5.62/bushel, and December MWE wheat lost 2.25 to $5.345.