There’s nothing quite like nasty perennial weeds going to seed in your winter wheat field to kill the buzz of the spring planting season. But heading out now to try and target these pests is a lesson in futility — the time to control perennial and winter annual weeds is in the fall.
But, as provincial cereal specialist Peter Johnson points out, very few Ontario farmers are taking advantage of late season kills, and by the time farmers get to spraying, the yield gouge has already happened. In this Wheat School episode, Johnson gives us an update on the state of the Ontario winter wheat crop, explains why it’s too late to control perennial weeds and why it’s time to get ready with a fungicide application if conditions are favorable for disease development.
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