Category: Kochia

Early adopters getting control of the most hated, difficult-to-control weeds

All farmers hate weeds. Especially weeds that are hard to kill. Weeds are yield-robbing nuisances that compete for valuable space in and out of the seed row. Some weeds are fairly easy to deal with and only create limited stress. But then there are those that seem to create havoc every year because they are so… Read more »

Canola School: Making Survival Difficult for Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia

Glyphosate-resistant kochia has started showing up in more of Western Canada, and as with other cases of resistance, it’s becoming evident you can’t rely on a single tool for too long. Minimizing resistant weed populations requires an integrated or diverse approach. The crop itself must help make survival difficult for potentially resistant weed seedlings, explains Rob… Read more »

Glyphosate Resistant Kochia Confirmed in Manitoba

It’s worrisome, though not terribly surprising, that Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) announced today confirmed glyphosate resistant kochia biotypes were found in the province. MAFRD jointly conducted a kochia survey across Manitoba in the fall of 2013, in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (the Saskatoon Research Centre) and the University of Manitoba,… Read more »

Cool Season vs. Warm Season Weeds: Why it Pays to Know Which is Which

You may have heard once or twice the terms “C3” or “C4” plants. Generally speaking, most of our crops and plants in Western Canada are C3. C3 plants are usually what you see growing in our fields, including wheat, canola, lentils, peas and barley. These plants are known as cool season crops and will yield… Read more »

Control Resistant Kochia Now or Pay (Even More) Later

If ever we needed a new curse word, let me humbly suggest kochia. If you thought it was tough to kill before, it’s quickly becoming even more difficult. As Clark Brenzil, provincial weed specialist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, explains, not only should kochia be taken off the label of every Group 2 herbicide, it’s… Read more »

Pulse School – Dealing with Herbicide Resistance in your Pulse Crops

Weed control in pulse crops is an area that has to be managed well in order for your crop to reach its potential. Pulse crops are not very competitive once put into the ring with invasive weed species. While they’re not exactly the 98-lb weakling of the agricultural world, they do need the playing field… Read more »

Glyphosate Resistant Kochia Found in Southern Alberta

This morning Monsanto released a statement confirming the three fields in southern Alberta contain glyphosate resistant kochia. Not surprising considering that the growth of glyphosate resistant weeds in North America is on the rise. This new case though comes with a new twist that is different than other situations.  According to the Monsanto press release,… Read more »