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.
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.
Controlling large weeds in wheat pre-harvest (06/11/14)
Afternoon Comments 09/29
Wheat futures turned upward as well. Grain industry participants were almost surely squaring positions in the wheat markets today, since Tuesday’s Small Grains Summary and Grain Stocks reports could have major implications for the outlook. News of a sizeable Taiwanese tender for U.S. wheat probably encouraged buying. December CBOT wheat closed up 7.0 cents to $4.8125/bushel Monday afternoon, while December KC wheat rose 2.75 cents to $5.665/bushel, and December MWE wheat added 6.0 to $5.3925.