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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Midday Report 10/01
The wheat markets also stabilized. As negative as the corn and bean situations seem, they’re probably in better shape than the wheat markets. The global situation appears especially negative, especially with the U.S. dollar marching steadily higher (and raising the cost of U.S. grain to export customers). Thus, today’s midsession rebound looks rather impressive. December CBOT wheat bounced 1.25 cents to $4.79/bushel around midsession Wednesday, while December KC wheat rose 0.5 cent to $5.585/bushel, but December MWE wheat slumped 2.75 to $5.3075.