The Cost of Weed Resistance

  From the Mar 9, 2018 Broadcast of Call of the Land
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 Wild oat herbicide resistance continues to be a problem on the prairies. Hugh Beckie, plant research scientist with Agriculture Canada, says since the first case of herbicide-resistant wild oat in the prairie provinces in the early 1990s, the majority of annually-cropped land today is infested with herbicide-resistant wild oat—Groups 1, 2, 8, 14, and/or 15. But what is the cost of weed resistance? Beckie took a look at results from recent producer management questionnaires, and shared them at Agronomy Update.

Interview with Hugh Beckie (1:34 minutes) (740 Kb)

Beckie says with no new herbicide modes of action in the pipeline in the next decade, producers will increasingly have to rely on non-herbicide management practices to supplement still-effective wild oat herbicides.

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