Common chickweed (Stellaria media) that is resistant to Group 2, or ALS-inhibiting herbicides, is on the increase in certain areas of the U.S., and can be a considerable problem in wheat production.
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.
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Afternoon Comments 10/30
The wheat markets were also dragged lower. Concerns about the production potential of Australian and the Black Sea wheat probably offered continued support for wheat futures Thursday. However, today’s soy weakness apparently undercut golden grain prices despite a strong result on the Export Sales report. December CBOT wheat slid 2.25 cents to $5.36/bushel in late Thursday trading, while December KC wheat stumbled 4.5 to $6.02/bushel, and December MWE wheat sank 4.75 to $5.7775.