The wet weather in much of Kansas in June caused quite a bit of volunteer wheat to emerge and grow rapidly. Any volunteer wheat should be controlled soon to protect the state’s 2014/15 wheat crop that will be planted this fall.
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.
Controlling large weeds in wheat pre-harvest (06/11/14)
Metribuzin injury in wheat (04/07/14)
Afternoon Comments 09/17
The failed Japanese tender may have encouraged wheat traders. The global wheat situation certainly seems bearish, with glutted conditions having weighed on prices for months. However, news that a Japan got no bids on a Tuesday night tender suggests the price was simply too low for suppliers, thereby implying emerging market support. Wire service sources cited bargain-hunting. December CBOT wheat bounced 3.0 cents to $4.9925/bushel as Wednesday’s pit session ended, while December KC wheat dipped 1.0 cent to $5.8225/bushel, and December MWE wheat slumped 2.5 to $5.63.