Fall is a great time to get effective control of some nasty perennial and many winter annual weeds. Fall weed control is especially important ahead of — or shortly after — winter wheat planting. The reality is, however, that many farmers skip this weed control window. Just like skipping a pre-plant burn-off in the spring can cost yield, so to can letting weeds get ahead of the crop, even if planted in the fall.
In this interview Peter Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food cereal specialist (and @WheatPete on Twitter), shows us the rather messy consequences of not including fall weed control in your regular field work routine. Watch the video below for both pre- and post-planting herbicide options, how to manage for weed resistance and the potential benefits to next year’s wheat crop.
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