NEWS
Weedy Wheat
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 2, 2014 01:09 PM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Many Kansas wheat farmers are seeing green where they'd rather see gold this summer.

"The weeds are now growing fast in most fields and the shorter wheat plants (8-12 inches) are being overtaken by weeds," Deerfield, Kan., farmer Max Engler told DTN in an e-mail. "In most cases the small, thin wheat has a thick canopy of weeds covering the wheat already."

Engler's problem is widespread across the state, said Dallas Peterson, a weed management specialist with Kansas State University.

"We're seeing a lot of wheat around the state that has weeds coming through it," he ...

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