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Volunteer wheat control: Protecting the state’s wheat crop

08/27/14

The wet weather in much of Kansas in June caused quite a bit of volunteer wheat to emerge and grow rapidly. Any volunteer wheat should be controlled soon to protect the state’s 2014/15 wheat crop that will be planted this fall.

MSU, Extension team with wheat growers to combat new pest

08/11/14

Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state’s billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage to the crop.

What insects to watch for in corn, beans and wheat

07/21/14

We don’t know what the insect pressure will be like later on yet this year. What we can do, however, is remind agronomists and crop consultants what we think are the most important insects for you to watch for in each of three key crops: corn, soybeans and wheat.

Look out for cereal aphids in wheat  (06/13/14)

Wheat head armyworms found in some Kansas fields (05/28/14)

True armyworms appear in SW Missouri (05/23/14)

Armyworms showing up in wheat (05/19/14)

AgriLife Research maps wheat curl mite resistance genes  (05/06/14)

Seeker insecticide newly registered for 2014 use (04/02/14)

Wheat stem sawfly devastations lead to another conference (03/24/14)



Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 08/29


A larger IBC forecast also weighed on the wheat markets. There was little fresh news about the Ukraine-Russia situation, which may undercut Thursday’s late rally. In addition, the IGC also boosted its 2014 global wheat production forecast 11.0 million to 713 million tonnes. Thus, wheat futures moved mostly lower to end the week. September CBOT wheat fell 6.25 cents to $5.5025/bushel at its Friday settlement, while September KC wheat dove 8.75 cents to $6.2625/bushel, but September MWE wheat rose 3.0 to $6.15.
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