Most of the wheat and weeds are inactive during cold weather; however, that can quickly change in the Midwest. While broadleaf weeds are dormant, wheat producers can get a jump-start on managing them in winter wheat.
By Dave Mengel, Soil Fertility Specialist; Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist; Romulo Lollato, Wheat and Forages Specialist; and Ray Asebedo, Precision Agriculture, Kansas State University
Now is a good time to start planning for topdressing nitrogen (N) of the winter wheat crop. With adequate soil moisture in most areas of the state, and some fairly small wheat in many fields due to late planting and dry weather in early fall, there are some key elements that need to be considered when deciding on the exact program to use.
Winter wheat in Western Canada is receiving a huge boost as a crop with the recent addition of partner, The Mosaic Company Foundation, the newest member of the Western Winter Wheat Initiative (WWWI). The Mosaic Company Foundation is now helping to fund the WWWI with an investment of $1 million over the next three years.
By Ben Potter, AgWeb.com Social Media and Innovation Editor
Global market trends can represent a tricky path to navigate – especially with wheat, which is grown, imported and exported across the globe in massive quantities. Dozens of factors are at play, and always shifting.
Faced with unappealing prices for most major crops, farmers in the southern U.S. Plains are struggling with what to plant this year. The region, stretching from Texas to Nebraska, is traditionally one of the world's leading producers of wheat and cattle.
By Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois
Wheat yields could be significantly increased thanks to varieties with a superior form of a common enzyme, according to new research. Plant scientists at Lancaster University, Rothamsted Research, and The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have been investigating a naturally occurring plant enzyme known as Rubisco to explore its ability to boost photosynthesis and increase crop yields.
After years of being sidelined by punitive taxes on shipments, Argentine exporters of farm products are back with a vengeance and are set to steal market share from Australia as the two agricultural powerhouses go head-to-head in Asia.