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.
Growers need a solid strategy to thwart yield-robbing weeds after they plant winter wheat this season. An effective fall weed control program includes a clean seedbed, a comprehensive scouting plan and timely herbicide application.
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.
Controlling large weeds in wheat pre-harvest (06/11/14)
Afternoon Comments 10/17
The wheat markets followed corn and beans lower. The lack of harvest pressure may have enabled the wheat markets to hold up relatively well Friday morning, but bulls couldn’t sustain midsession gains. Bullish traders were reportedly taking profits ahead of the weekend. December CBOT wheat slipped 1.0 cent to $5.16/bushel as Friday’s trading ended, while December KC wheat slumped 3.25 cents to $6.0175/bushel, and December MWE wheat dropped 6.0 to $5.705.