Let’s face it, change is difficult. And change for the sake of avoiding a problem in the long-term can seem exceedingly cumbersome. If that sentence makes you think about managing for herbicide resistance, you’re not alone. But no longer is this a “what if” for Canada — several types of weeds and several types of resistance has occurred already and is only increasing. What will it take for you to significantly change practices now in order to decrease the rate at which resistance is happeing? How about a parody? Would a parody video help?
Bill Long, a southern Australian agronomist, hopes so. Last week he launched “The Wild Radish Song,” set to Gotye’s “Somebody that I used to know.” It’s entertaining, certainly, but it’s also a very clear explanation and warning of the evolution of herbicide resistance and what farmers should be doing now to avoiding only having the option of killing “the bastards with a moldboard plow.”
Check it out below!
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