Category: Weed control

Take a closer look – it may be waterhemp

By: Bernard Tobin

February 14, 2018

Waterhemp has set down roots across Ontario, from Essex and Lambton County, and reports indicate it may have migrated as far east as Quebec....Read more »

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Soybean School: How wide is your spring burndown window?

By: Bernard Tobin

January 17, 2018

If you have weeds pop up prior to planting soybeans you can control them with a burndown herbicide application. But what happens when rain and wind...Read more »

John Deere unveils guidance system opening up autonomous tillage in row crops

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 8, 2018

Photo via John Deere, 2017.

Developed by John Deere and subsidiary Monosem, the AutoTrac Implement Guidance system unveiled at Agritechnica in Germany this year gives farmers...Read more »

Soybean School: Ontario growers better positioned to manage dicamba

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 18, 2017

In 2017, many U.S. growers struggled to manage dicamba use with increasing acres of dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybeans. The dicamba story in Ontario,...Read more »

The future is now for farm satellite technology

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Patrick Crampton from Farmers Edge says enhanced satellite imagery is ushering in the ‘decision agriculture’ era.

From automated tractors to precision sprayers that spray only weeds, new technology is creating a buzz in the farming community. But let’s not...Read more »

European Commission gives glyphosate a new 5-year licence

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 27, 2017

The European Commission has granted a new five-year licence for glyphosate, with Germany breaking a stalemate that would have seen the herbicide...Read more »

This robot kills weeds with lasers

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 26, 2017

A robot that zaps unwanted organisms with lasers may describe a character in a science fiction plot, but in reality, it’s a technological response...Read more »

Growing food soybean demand fueling Sevita

By: Bernard Tobin

October 30, 2017

What will the identity preserved (IP) soybean market look like in 10 years? Sevita International’s new CEO Don Rees believes the market will double...Read more »

New residual herbicide tackles resistant weeds

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 20, 2017

Canadian corn and soybean growers have a new tool to tackle resistant and tough-to-control weeds. Zidua SC, a new Group 15 herbicide from BASF, will...Read more »

Soybean School: Pre + post = successful IP weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 21, 2017

Soybean weed control trial at the Elora Research Station.

What’s the best herbicide program for food-grade, non-GMO, identity preserved soybeans? It’s a common question OMAFRA weed specialist Mike...Read more »

Knowing your variety helps avoid ‘gnarly barley’

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 15, 2017

Cereal variety trials typically give researchers great insight into yield, disease tolerance, standability and a host of management considerations to...Read more »

Soybean School: One-pass vs. two-pass weed control

By: Bernard Tobin

August 14, 2017

OMAFRA’s Mike Cowbrough compares weed control in two fields at the Elora Research Station.

Should you spray your soybeans once or twice? In this episode of Real Agriculture Soybean School, OMAFRA weed specialist Mike Cowbrough takes a look...Read more »

Watch for these weedy invaders in Ontario

By: Bernard Tobin

July 10, 2017

Scouring rush is a leafless, green bamboo-like plant that’s been migrating into Ontario row crops such as soybeans. Photo: Kristen Obeid

You’ve probably seen and heard reports of the impact invasive weeds like waterhemp and palmer amaranth could have on Ontario crops. While these two...Read more »

Wheat School: Unleashing a bacteria biopesticide to control grassy weeds

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 13, 2017

The bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens on agar (Source: Ninjatacoshell; CC BY-SA 3.0; via Wikimedia Commons)

A “biopesticide” is defined as a living organism that’s capable of controlling a pest, including weeds. Dr. Susan Boyetchko, research...Read more »

Wheat School: How harvest weed seed control could fit in the fight against herbicide resistance

By: Kara Oosterhuis

June 5, 2017

(courtesy Breanne Tidemann)

Harvest weed seed control has been widely adopted in Australia as a tool in fighting herbicide resistance. When it comes to North America, farmers in...Read more »