May 15, 2017 Kris Cherewyk
It’s no secret that the issue of herbicide resistance has taken on increased visibility over the past twenty years. Some areas in the United States have fields containing weeds that are resistant to four different herbicide groups. In western Canada, we have seen fields not only containing resistance to groups 1 and 2 but also group 9. Fortunately, the increased discussion on herbicide resistance has led to action from both government and industry. Thanks to continuing education, in the form of seminars and clinics, growers are more aware of the importance of using multiple herbicide groups per year and planning a sustainable herbicide rotation in future years.
So what does all this have to do with seeding equipment? One of the actions in preventing resistance is to spray the crops at the correct stage for both the crop and the weeds. When crop emergence is… Read More »