Mar 27, 2014Syngenta emphasizes planning ahead for spring wheat in the Pacific Northwest
As proven year after year, Syngenta reminds wheat growers that weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) can be anything but predictable, and planning ahead is essential to helping the crop achieve a strong start. Read more »
Apr 3, 2013Weed Watch: Fickle winter weather favors shifting weeds
Mother Nature is keeping winter wheat farmers on the edge of their seats as they watch the weather and plan spring weed management programs. A remarkably warm early winter gave growers high hopes for crop yields, coupled with concerns about weeds benefitting from the same good fortune. Weed competition is often a top issue for wheat growers, as it robs plants of precious water, nutrients and sunlight; however, it can be especially devastating during drought years, when dry conditions have already taken a toll on crop yield and quality. To complicate weed predictions further, the temperature freezes that took hold in the middle months of winter, along with the lack of consistent insulating snow cover, may already be giving spring weeds an advantage. Read more »
Apr 3, 2013Spring wheat 2013: Best practices in the Pacific Northwest
Although a relatively small percentage of the region's cereals market share, spring wheat is still a key crop in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) - particularly for growers who are in a three-year rotation. "It offers a good rotational value with the winter cereals, offering opportunities for weed control that wouldn't come through a wheat fallow rotation," said Richard Smiley, professor of plant pathology at Oregon State University.
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