Resistance Management School: One farmer's 5-year plan to stamp out resistant wild oats


What’s the best strategy for managing herbicide resistance on your farm?

In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Resistance Management School we visit Günter Jochum at his farm near St. Francois Xavier, MB. In 2010, Jochum discovered Group 1 herbicide resistant wild oats in one of his fields. Once the presence of resistant wild oats was confirmed, Jochum adopted an integrated weed management strategy to stamp out the problem and leave the field virtually free of resistant wild oats by 2015.

In the video, Jochum shares how he used practically every best management practice available to clean up the field. Over four years, he rotated a range of crops including canola, winter wheat, soybeans, and oats; rotated herbicide technologies and utilized herbicide-tolerant crop technology; and also used light tillage to prevent the the resistant wild oats that escaped chemical control from germinating and gaining a further foothold in the field.

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