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 07/28
The wheat markets remained generally weak. Wheat futures have been blessed with little news lately, but today’s Export Inspections report likely disappointed bulls. The published figure at 396,000 tonnes fell slightly below the forecast range. Futures actually bounced from overnight lows, but also failed at moving average resistance Sunday night. September CBOT wheat settled down 3.25 cents at $5.3475/bushel Monday afternoon, while September KC wheat slumped 5.75 cents to $6.255/bushel, and September MWE wheat dropped 6.5 cents to $6.2125.