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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Oddball Weed Identification

By Tammy Jones At the most recent Canadian Weed Science Society meetings hosted virtually in Quebec, Clarence Swanton from the University of Guelph summarized from weed surveys...

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...

Weed Control – Science or Art?

By Tammy Jones There is no doubt that weeds result in yield losses. As a science, like physics or chemistry, there should be an easy way to...

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