If you have weeds pop up prior to planting soybeans you can control them with a burndown herbicide application. But what happens when rain and wind conspire to prevent you from applying a burndown and you have to control weeds after planting? That’s the situation many Ontario growers are facing in 2019 as the wet… Read More

Don’t skip that burndown. That’s Rob Miller’s number one recommendation for soybean growers as a cold, wet spring pushes into May. Miller, BASF’s technical development manager, notes 2018 post-harvest conditions prevented many growers from controlling weeds in corn fields last fall and the yield-robbers are lurking beneath corn residue, waiting to compete with the 2019… Read More

Every week should be soil week, but this week especially as we mark National Soil Conservation week. Wheat Pete’s Word host Peter Johnson challenges listeners to think differently about soil in this week’s edition — at a minimum, stay off the darn fields while they’re wet, and feed that soil some residue! Also this week,… Read More

ADAMA has announced Canadian farmers will have a second pinoxaden herbicide option for controlling grassy weeds in wheat and barley. Registered as BRAZEN, the Group 1 herbicide is safe to use on both spring wheat and barley up to flag leaf on both crops allowing for flexibility during spray season, the company says. ADAMA says… Read More

Two years ago our Exploding Spray Myths team raced against time to show sprayer operators that more air is not better when it comes to efficiently operating airblast sprayers. In this new episode, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affair’s Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf, of AgriMetrix, return to the orchard to show growers how to… Read More

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… Read More

The advent of herbicide tolerant crops has simplified herbicide selection and timing for those crops types, but that convenience doesn’t apply to all. Plus, the reliance on a few chemistries has left farmers with herbicide resistance issues of several weed types. While the spectre of multi-resistant kochia or even worse weeds might seem insurmountable, Manitoba… Read More

Enlist E3 soybeans are coming to Canada, following the import authorization received from China earlier this month, says Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of DowDuPont. The company announced its plans last week for commercial launch of Enlist E3 soybeans in Canada, Brazil, and the United States, beginning in 2019. The Enlist E3 soybean trait provides tolerance to… Read More

Even if you don’t think you have herbicide resistant weeds in your fields, the best management practice might be to treat your fields as if you do. That’s the advice of Linda Hall, associate professor in the Faculty of Agriculture Life and Environmental Science at University of Alberta, in this episode of the Resistance Management School. There… Read More

Can spray technology help us better manage the escalating problem of herbicide-resistant weeds? Spray guru Tom Wolf, from Saskatchewan-based Agrimetrix Research & Training, certainly thinks so. At the recent Canadian Weed Science Society meeting at Niagara Falls, Ont., Wolf highlighted two technologies he believes could help help growers manage weed resistance. In this video, Wolf and… Read More

 

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