Water hardness is a factor that needs to be considered when spraying, especially when it comes to glyphosate. The high amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in hard water will tie up weak acid salts such as glyphosate, making it ineffective at killing weeds, and potentially increasing the risk of weeds developing herbicide resistance, explains┬áKim… Read More

Welcome to Agronomic Monday, packed to the rafters with content. On today’s edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: John Heard, soil fertility specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, on the risks of growing soybeans on fields with excess nitrates; Kim Brown-Livingston, weed specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, on the discovery of palmer… Read More

North America’s most notorious weed has been found in Manitoba. DNA testing has confirmed the discovery of a pair of Palmer amaranth plants in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, which surrounds Carman. “We knew it was just a matter of time before we see something. These weeds are moving quite rapidly, and unfortunately, we did… Read More

We’ve got a great Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio for you today. You’ll hear: Robyne Bowness Davidson, pulse crop specialist at Lakeland College, on the critical weed-free period and herbicide carryover; Matt Chapple, market development agronomist at PRIDE Seeds, on getting soybeans off to a good start; Joanna Follings, cereals specialist at OMAFRA, and… Read More

 

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