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The fight against broadleaf weeds in winter wheat

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.

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Topdressing wheat with nitrogen

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.

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Western Winter Wheat Initiative welcomes new partner

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.

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5 factors that could drive wheat prices in 2016

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.

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Enzymes with the potential to increase wheat yields

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.

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Canada aims to leapfrog U.S. in global wheat trade

Canada is aiming to supplant the United States as the Western Hemisphere's dominant wheat exporter, as its invigorated grain-exporting sector cashes in on weakening currency and cheap freight rates.

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Argentina, Australia set for face-off in farm exports

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.

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