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Category: Fleabane

New herbicide tackles glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

By: Bernard Tobin

September 18, 2018

There’s a new tool available for growers in the fight against herbicide-resistant weeds, such as Canada fleabane. Corteva Agriscience has launched...Read more »

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Resistance Management School: It’s all about diversity

By: Bernard Tobin

September 10, 2018

Herbicide resistance is nothing new to Ontario farmers. It all started in 1973 when triazine-resistant lamb’s-quarters were found on a farm...Read more »

Soybean School: Why tackle herbicide resistance with multiple modes of action?

By: Bernard Tobin

June 5, 2018

Leaf browning and burn after glyphosate application could be an indication of herbicide resistance when the weeds do not die, says OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough.

Many agronomists talk about the importance of multiple modes of action when planning a weed control program. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 23: Leaf burn, capillary action, and killing sow thistle

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 23, 2018

For all the talk of a late, late spring, we sure have caught up in a hurry. While there are areas hurting for moisture nearly across Canada, some...Read more »

Soybean School: Mind your fencerows to reduce weed resistance

By: Bernard Tobin

March 29, 2018

Are we doing enough to reduce the herbicide-resistance weed seedbank on Ontario farms? That’s a question AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan...Read more »

Soybean School: Should you plant now and spray later?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 17, 2017

With fields drying out and warming up soybean planting is moving full steam ahead in Ontario. In many cases the spring conditions are dictating...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 19: Big Wheat, Bigger Weeds, Sulphur on Corn, and Low-Lignin Alfalfa

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 19, 2017

The nitrogen is on, the wheat and weeds are growing, and field work and planting is beginning in earnest in Ontario’s south (other areas and much...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Sept 2: Corn Suffers from Weather Whiplash, Velvetleaf Trouble, and Why You Must Stay Out of the Hay Field

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 2, 2015

USDA photo by Bob Nichols, CC 2.0.

Harvest season is well underway for the earlier crops, and this challenging 2015 growing season shows no signs of easing up as farmers are looking at...Read more »

Wheat School: Seize the Fall! Peter Johnson’s Top Winter Wheat Planting Tips

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 25, 2015

It’s been a tough few years for winter wheat in Ontario, not necessarily because of the summer season, but because of the late and wet falls...Read more »

Soybean School: Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds on the Rise

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 20, 2015

Fleabane. Image courtesy of OMAFRA.

If you’ve noticed more than a few fleabane “escapes” in recent years, you’re not alone. Glyphosate resistant Canada fleabane has spread...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, May 27 — A Severe Frost, Replant Decisions and a Strong Caution on Winter Wheat Apps

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 28, 2015

There’s no shortage of heartache or questions stemming from last week’s extreme frost event across much of Ontario’s growing region. Temps...Read more »

Getting Tough on Fleabane in the Fall is No Longer Optional

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 14, 2014

Peter Johnson joins RealAgriculture as resident agronomist.

Glyphosate resistant fleabane is coming to a field near you, of that you can be sure. Truth is, you may already have it in your fields, and if...Read more »

New Xtend Trait Allows for Residual Weed Control for Soybeans

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 12, 2014

There are at least two reasons why having an added herbicide tolerance gene built-in to a soybean variety makes sense — one, to make up for early...Read more »

Don’t Let 4 Weeks of Weed Growth Lead to 4 Years (or More!) of Weed Problems

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

January 16, 2014

Farmers do a great job of in-crop weed control, which is great, seeing as weeds competing with the crop for nutrients and sunlight steal from yield....Read more »

Get Down & Take a Closer Look at Fall Weed Pressure

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

October 11, 2013

A clean start at planting can mean a fall herbicide application, even well into October if conditions are right. Fall weed control is the equivalent...Read more »