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Battling the Kochia Bonanza

By Tammy Jones A number of circumstances contributed to this year’s kochia bonanza. Environment, soil salinity, kochia’s competitive ability and herbicide resistance all played a...

Does Tillage Affect Weed Management?

By Jeanette Gaultier Whether it’s moisture conservation, soil erosion, new equipment or the carbon tax, discussing tillage practices is of renewed interest. Regardless of the...

Herbicide Breakdown and the Risk of Carry-Over

By Jeanette Gaultier The Prairies were exceptionally dry in 2017, with most of the region receiving less than 85 per cent of normal precipitation. Parts of...

The Prairie Weed Survey Series

By Jeanette Gaultier The fifth iteration of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-led Prairie weed survey series took place in 2014-15 in Saskatchewan, 2016 in Manitoba and...

Maximizing Herbicide Performance

We have amazing herbicides. So amazing that they generally overcome small things that can contribute to less than ideal application. But not always.  Something in the Water  Water makes up the bulk...

Corn Herbicides For The West

Corn acres on the Prairies have been steadily increasing, in part due to reliable shorter-season varieties with yield potentials rivalling the northern states and...

Managing the Growing Foxtail Barley Problem on the Prairies

Abundance of foxtail barley, a persistent weed issue for many Prairie farmers, is on the rise. This is evident from its steady increase in...

Advances in Mechanical Weed Control

According to crop protection industry experts, the arrival of a new herbicide mechanism of action (MOA) within the next 15 years is unlikely. Similarly,...

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