LATEST HERBICIDE RESISTANCE STUDY IN SASKATCHEWAN SHOWS MAJOR INCREASES

During the summers of 2014 and 2015, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), led by Hugh J. Beckie, Scott W. Shirriff and Julia Y. Leeson conducted a herbicide resistance survey of 400 fields across the province of Saskatchewan. This was the third survey conducted since 2000 (2003, 2009, and 2014/2015). Weed seeds were collected in each field prior to harvest to test for herbicide resistance. Wild oat (the most prevalent grass weed across most of Western Canada) was collected from 301 fields. Results show a dramatic increase in the number of fields with wild oat herbicide resistance to Group 1 and Group 2:

Weed Survey Series Reports published by Beckie et al., Saskatoon Research & Development Centre, AAFC

 

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