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Know your enemy: The importance of weed identification

04/16/14

With this growing problem of weed resistance spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.

LSU finds herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass

04/16/14

Louisiana State University AgCenter weed scientists confirmed that farmers will now have to contend with another herbicide-resistant weed, Italian ryegrass.

Mutant wheat fungus alarms food experts

04/04/14

Outbreaks of a deadly fungal disease in wheat crops in Germany and Ethiopia in 2013 have had the scientific community buzzing over the threat posed to global food security.

Glyphosate-resistant marestail identified in South Dakota (02/12/14)

Wheat variety tolerance to metribuzin (12/23/13)

Narrowing the search for greenbug resistance in wheat (12/02/13)

Ancient crop could help safeguard world's wheat (07/15/13)

Risks of ALS-resistant chickweed in North Carolina (02/11/13)

Twitter chat tackles weed resistance issues (01/11/13)

Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth weed present in Kansas? (01/04/13)



Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 04/23


Japanese buying may have sparked Wednesday’s wheat bounce. The Black Sea situation remains tense, which probably provided general support for wheat futures at midweek. Persistent dryness in the southern Plains may also have spurred some buying today. In addition, bulls were probably encouraged by a big wheat sale to Japan and strength spilling over from the corn market. May CBOT wheat futures advanced 3.5 cents to $6.765/bushel at Wednesday’s settlement, while May KCBT wheat futures gained 4.5 cents to $7.4575, and May MWE futures ran up 4.0 to $7.2425.
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