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Be wary of wheat quality after wet weather

07/31/14

Max Hawkins, Ph.D., a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold.

Evaluate wheat seed quality prior to planting

07/28/14

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.

Seed treatments strongly recommended for 2014 wheat crop

07/25/14

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.

Chinese researchers develop powdery mildew resistant wheat (07/23/14)

Head scab appearing in some Wisconsin wheat fields (07/16/14)

Scout for root/crown rot diseases in wheat (07/09/14)

Timing of fungicides for scab in wheat and barley (06/30/14)

Dealing with DON in wheat (06/25/14)

Wheat scab rearing its ugly “head” again in 2014 (06/23/14)

Using fungicides to suppress Fusarium head scab in wheat (06/03/14)



Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 07/31


The wheat markets firmed Thursday afternoon. Wheat futures sagged on favorable weather news Wednesday night, but firmed after the Export Sales report posted a new-crop total well above expectations. Prices at the various exchanges were decidedly mixed at midday, but continued climbing as the close loomed. September CBOT wheat gained 3.0 cents to $5.3025/bushel as Thursday’s Chicago session ended, while September KC wheat ascended 8.75 cents to $6.2575/bushel, and September MWE wheat rose 3.25 cents to $6.16.
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