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.
Due to rainfall across the entire state, many fields of wheat stubble in Kansas have rather large broadleaf and grassy weeds actively growing at this time. These weeds are utilizing moisture and nutrients that would be available for a subsequent crop.
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.
Controlling large weeds in wheat pre-harvest (06/11/14)
Metribuzin injury in wheat (04/07/14)
Are those weeds worthy of treatment? (04/07/14)
Afternoon Comments 07/29
The wheat markets came under pressure as well. Improved weather forecasts seemed to play a lesser role in Tuesday’s wheat decline; traders reportedly cited huge global supplies and strong competition from other exporters for the drop. The morning breakdown also had a big technical component. September CBOT wheat plunged 14.75 cents to $5.20/bushel at their Tuesday settlement, while September KC wheat dove 14.0 cents to $6.115/bushel, and September MWE wheat slumped 10.75 cents to $6.105.