Category: Weed control

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 »

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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 »

The 10 most troublesome weeds in broadleaf crops

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 23, 2017

The most troublesome weed (photo courtesy United Soybean Board)

After surveying nearly 200 weed scientists across Canada and the U.S., the Weed Science Society of America published its top ten list of “most...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, May 17: Western Canada leads #plant17, leaf burn woes, and crusting corn

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 17, 2017

Cork-screw corn, good-looking western spring crops, heat unit discrepancies — it’s been a wild week of major seeding progress in Western Canada,...Read more »

Wheat School: Action item prioritizing in a difficult spring

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 8, 2017

Wet soil, cold nights, weeds, disease, and nitrogen needs are all converging at once – what’s a wheat grower to do? As Ontario’s cold, soggy...Read more »

Soybean School: Management Tips for Plant 2017

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 28, 2017

As 2017 soybean planting gets rolling across Ontario, what management considerations should be top of mind for growers? In our planting edition of...Read more »

Wheat School: Weedy Wheat Requires Swift Action

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 27, 2017

Weeds are thriving in Ontario winter wheat fields and in many cases are beyond the size for optimum weed control. In this episode of Real Agriculture...Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, April 26: Double Crop Thinking, Fleabane Management, and Manganese Needs

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 26, 2017

It’s the last week of April and not only is there crop in the ground in areas of southern Ontario, but there’s even a few corn and soy plants...Read more »

Soybean School: Keeping Dicamba Application On Target

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

March 24, 2017

Growers and custom applicators will need to be vigilant this spring to ensure dicamba herbicide hits targeted, glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans —...Read more »