Spurred by late spring and early summer rainfall, farmers’ row crops across much of Kansas are thriving. And so are the weeds they’re trying to control, including Palmer amaranth, an aggressive and invasive weed that used to be controlled by the popular herbicide glyphosate.
Canadian farmers will have new tools to fight weed resistance in their wheat and barley crops, as Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. has received registration for Arylex active. Registration is anticipated in the United States and other countries in 2014.
Colleagues in New York have just documented an isolate of Fusarium graminearum from N.Y. wheat that is highly resistant to tebuconazole (an active ingredient in Prosaro, Folicur and others) from just a small pilot survey of N.Y. isolates.
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Afternoon Comments 08/22
Reduced Canadian production and Black Sea worries supporting wheat prices. The global wheat situation still looks well supplied, but Thursday’s modest reduction in Canadian production forecasts alleviated the pressure and boosted MWE prices. Futures traded firmly through much of Friday, but the Chicago suffered a surprising drop at the close. Traders remain concerned about a potential conflict between Russia and Ukraine. September CBOT wheat settled 5.75 cents higher at $5.52/bushel Friday afternoon, while September KC wheat advanced 11.5 cents to $6.335/bushel, and September MWE wheat surged 11.00 to $6.2675.