Producers who want to treat their fields of continuous wheat with a cheatgrass herbicide have to decide when to apply it. Should they spend the money and apply it this fall or wait until spring to see if the wheat is going to yield enough to pay for it?
Common chickweed (Stellaria media) that is resistant to Group 2, or ALS-inhibiting herbicides, is on the increase in certain areas of the U.S., and can be a considerable problem in wheat production.
At grain harvest, removing the weed seed often becomes a missed opportunity, and a tremendous amount of weed seeds are left on the field. Harvesting weed seeds can prevent them from becoming part of the soil seed bank.
Controlling large weeds in wheat pre-harvest (06/11/14)
Midday Report 10/31
Talk of renewed Russian seemingly triggered Friday’s wheat reversal. Early wire service reports indicated Russian wheat is once again entering the glutted global market after several weeks of absence. That news, along with the U.S. dollar rally, is apparently weighing heavily upon U.S. wheat futures. December CBOT wheat fell 11.0 cents to $5.25/bushel around midsession Friday, while December KC wheat dove 13.75 to $5.8825/bushel, and December MWE wheat declined 10.0 to $5.6775.