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.
Mutant wheat fungus alarms food experts (04/04/14)
Wheat variety tolerance to metribuzin (12/23/13)
Afternoon Comments 09/22
Wheat sustained a portion of Sunday night gains. After routinely leaving US wheat out of recent wheat tenders, Egypt announced over the weekend that its agents had bought 55,000 tonnes of US grain, which boosted wheat futures Sunday night. However, bulls could sustain only a few of those gains in the presence of sizeable corn and soy losses. December CBOT wheat settled up 2.25 cents at $4.7675/bushel Monday afternoon, while December KC wheat stalled at $5.6075/bushel, and December MWE wheat added 1.25 to $5.3675.