Over the next month or two, wheat stands will hopefully become established over most of Kansas. Ideally, the wheat will take on a solid green color, form a secondary root system and develop one or two tillers in addition to the main tiller. But sometimes there are problems.
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.
Plant scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have made a breakthrough that could lead to new, high-yielding, disease-resistant crop varieties.
Verdesian, Mitsui and Hokusan sign agreement (08/21/14)
The importance of wheat seed treatments (08/13/14)
Be wary of wheat quality after wet weather (07/31/14)
Afternoon Comments 10/31
Wheat futures couldn’t climb back above unchanged levels. Early wire service reports indicated Russian wheat is once again entering the glutted global market after several weeks of absence. That news, along with the U.S. dollar rally, weighed heavily upon wheat futures at midday. Prices bounced somewhat as the soy complex surged, but golden grain prices ended the week rather poorly. December CBOT wheat sank 3.5 cents to $5.325/bushel late Friday afternoon, while December KC wheat dove 8.25 to $5.9375/bushel, and December MWE wheat declined 3.5 to $5.7425.