Taking Out the Early Riser
Taking Out the Early Riser - Edge MicroActiv
An effective way to break the disease cycle in crops is to have a crop rotation without a susceptible host crop year in and year out. Taking the same approach with weed control has fast become a sage method of managing weed resistance. Kochia has become a significant problem in Western Canada as it is one of the first weeds to emerge in spring, thriving under limited competition from other plants and crops. Producing up to 30,000 seeds per plant, it readily dominates if left unchecked. Kochia populations have been confirmed resistant to Group 2,4 and 9 modes of action, with some populations having stacked resistance to all three groups.
Rotating Edge MicroActiv into a long-term kochia control management system every 4th year offers up the correct solution to managing this important weed. The residual characteristics of Edge get kochia at the beginning of the season, preventing it from becoming established while the crop is not there to compete. In addition, Edge is a Group 3 herbicide offering another mode of action against herbicide resistant populations.