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)
Midday Report 10/24
The wheat markets are mixed to lower. Prospective rainfall over the southern Plains seems to be weighing on KC wheat today, with the Chicago market following lower. Minneapolis prices have sustained a portion of overnight gains. December CBOT wheat sagged 2.5 cents at $5.2425/bushel as the lunch hour loomed Friday, while December KC wheat sank 5.0 cents to $6.0025/bushel, and December MWE wheat edged down 0.5 to $5.705.