The issue of herbicide resistance is a concern to all farmers. This is especially a concern in the areas where glyphosate tolerant crops are planted extensively. Prices over the past five years have made growing certain glyphosate tolerant crops very profitable. That profitability is causing some farmers to push their rotations which can impact in crop weed control and build resistance to glyphosate. Glyphosate resistance is a problem that is a bigger concern all the time in many areas of Canada and the United States. Glyphosate resistant giant ragweed has surfaced in parts of Ontario and group 1 resistant wild oats are a big problem in Manitoba.
The Canola Council of Canada is moving on without a core funder for 2018, as Richardson International went public with its withdrawal from the national canola industry group this week. Richardson has said it did not receive enough value to justify its investment in the Canola Council, after pushing for changes to the council over…Read more »