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When Crops Go Wild

By Tammy Jones “How do you spray out volunteer wheat in barley?” You don’t. And to be honest there isn’t a surefire way to hurt...

The Great Grain Robber Rides Again

By Tammy Jones It has been more than 30 years since wild oat herbicide resistance was first confirmed in the Canadian Prairies. In 1989, Group...

Assess Weed Control
at Pre-Harvest Timing

By Tammy Jones Pre-harvest is a strategic window of opportunity for weed control. It is an extremely useful tool for certain weeds in certain situations, but...

Patch Management 101

by Tammy Jones Weeds are opportunists. They seize the moment and grow in spaces and places where they are undesirable. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer wrote in the...

The Canary in the Coal Mine

By Tammy Jones We have a kochia problem and it’s getting worse. You may think that I’m the one with the kochia problem because I...

How are You Making Your
Herbicide Selection?

By Tammy Jones When selecting equipment, there are spec sheets regarding horsepower and capacity, in-field demos, tires to kick and inevitably brand and colour recognition. When...

Crop Rotation for Weed Control

By Tammy Jones “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…”  —Theodore Roosevelt  While he wasn’t referring to crop...

The Right Row Spacing for Weed Management

Jeannette Gaultier It’s said that you shouldn’t discuss religion or politics with your neighbours. Drainage either. My own take, based on experience and social media, is that...

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...

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