We’ve talked about the importance of pre-plant control of Canada fleabane, and how to avoid letting this weed get a foothold in your field, but what are your options when it is there?
There are several options, but the effectiveness of both tillage or herbicides is influenced by many factors. Tillage is only about 70% effective, depending on the cultivator or implement set up and conditions. Herbicide effectiveness depends on water volume for maximum coverage, and weeds in multiple stages can prove problematic. Add in the possibility of glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane, and control of this pesky weed needs a well thought out plan.
To walk us through your options, Bern Tobin, Ontario field editor with RealAgriculture.com, asked Rob Miller, of BASF, to outline what goes in to a Canada fleabane control strategy.
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