With corn and soybean harvest slowed by uncooperative weather, wheat planting is also delayed. Missouri farmers will need to decide soon (if they have not already) whether or not to plant wheat this fall.
Aphids in winter wheat have been reported in Hand County in central South Dakota as well as Hanson, Davidson and Aurora counties in the southern portion of the state.
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.
Oklahoma wheat: Check now for fall armyworms (10/08/14)
Managing early pests of winter wheat (09/22/14)
Hessian fly fall activity on wheat (09/17/14)
Midday Report 10/30
The wheat markets edged upward. Concerns about the production potential of Australian and the Black Sea wheat are probably offering continued support for wheat futures. However, today’s early soy and corn weakness are undercutting prices despite a good result on the Export Sales report. December CBOT wheat gained 3.75 cents to $5.42/bushel late Thursday morning, while December KC wheat rose 1.25 to $6.0775/bushel, but December MWE wheat crept up 0.5 to $5.83.