We’ve put incredible selection pressure on wild oats for resistance. It’s our driver weed. It’s a weed that makes most of our herbicide decisions. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Resistance is futile. Herbicide resistance is quite predictable. There is nothing mysterious about herbicide resistance. It is a simple, naturally occurring evolutionary response to selection pressure by a mortality agent, which in our case would be a herbicide. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Wild oats and green foxtail are growing “like crazy” and rain will bring a flush of broadleaf annuals. In-crop herbicide applications are best done as early as possible. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Field surveys across Western Canada are showing an increase in the presence of cleavers. Generally, the vast majority of populations have been identified in Saskatchewan; however in the 2010 weed survey in Alberta, cleavers ranked as the number three weed in canola and number one weed in pulses. Cleavers are difficult to control in many crops and can cause downgrading and reduced crop quality. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
There’s some debate about when to sound the alarm on Palmer amaranth. Those struggling to help farmers combat the weed in the United States insist the sooner, the better. Folks who know Eastern Canada assure farmers it isn’t time to panic. Yet. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!