VIDEO: Wheat Field Day Welcome

Dr. Rick Bennett welcomed all to the 2018 Wheat Field Day at the Princeton Research and Education Center and spoke about the new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association, and Dr. Dave Van Sanford's Research Professorship.

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WheatJennifer Elwell
Cut Cutworm Losses

Cutworms are cool-weather, early-season pests of many cultivated plants. Cool conditions and excessive moisture has delayed planting and slowed growth of some crops this year, extending the period of vulnerability to cutworms.  

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CornJennifer Elwell
The World on April 4

“May you live in interesting times” is attributed to a Chinese curse. The times are indeed interesting in the grain markets, as China has announced proposed tariffs on corn and corn products; soybeans and soy products; and wheat.

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MarketingJennifer Elwell
2018 Spring Wheat Condition

Across Kentucky, most of the wheat crop that was planted in October has established well and is between Feekes 4 and Feekes 6, for Central to Southern Kentucky, respectively. Of course, this is assuming that is did not drown out from all the rain in March.

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WheatJennifer Elwell