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Defining “Adequate Rainfall” for Herbicide

By Tammy Jones Herbicide carryover is a potential risk every year, which is why a majority of herbicides labels have recropping recommendations. Those crop rotation...

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...

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,...

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...

Don’t Underestimate Competition

Tammy Jones B.Sc., P.Ag Every winter, time is spent devising crop plans based on crop rotations, markets, and in some cases, specifically to deal with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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