Plenty of things are showing signs of life right about now in Ontario, including the weeds. To determine how to control these yield-robbing plants in the weeks ahead, Bernard Tobin is joined by Rob Miller, agronomist at BASF, in this episode of the Corn School. Typically, a conversation on spring weed control is determined by what… Read More

Decisions, decisions. There are many early season considerations that will factor into where to put your next crop of peas, lentils, chickpeas, or faba beans. Seed quality, environmental conditions, whether or not to treat seed, and pest concerns are just some that make the list. One of the great things about pulse crops is that… Read More

John Deere’s line-up of Hagie self-propelled sprayers is all new — except for the boom. Deere says its Hagie STS sprayers have been rebuilt from the ground up; however, growers will recognize its signature forward-facing spray boom. Joel Basinger, marketing manager for John Deere, says three new self-propelled  models, STS12, STS16, and STS20, are available with… Read More

John Deere’s new See & Spray Select technology will give farmers the ability to identify weeds, spot spray herbicide, and reduce non-residual, pre-emergent herbicide use by 77 per cent, the company says. Deere officially launched the commercial sale of the technology today during the annual Commodity Classic. It will be available on the company’s 400… Read More

Weed scientists in the southern U.S. say they have confirmed the first known case of broadleaf resistance to glufosinate — the active ingredient in Liberty herbicide. The resistance to the widely-used herbicide was found in Palmer amaranth plants from two fields in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The pigweed plants caught the attention of University of Arkansas… Read More

The Mexican government is planning to phase out the use of glyphosate by the end of 2024. The country has already blocked imports of the active ingredient of the world’s most commonly used herbicide, citing the precautionary principle and risk to the environment. With his agriculture and environment ministries in conflict over the issue, President… Read More

Crop researchers and agronomists are encouraging Ontario farmers to continue to follow established stewardship recommendations when using dicamba herbicides. Last week, a U.S. court decision to cancel the registration of in-crop use of dicamba herbicides left regulators, product manufacturers, herbicide applicators and farmers scrambling to understand the ramifications of the ruling and the implications for… Read More

 

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