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  • Spraying situations: Timely topics

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    Situations…Lots of weeds and they’re growing fast. Spraying at night to dodge heavy winds. Scouting shows escapes of efficacy issues. Tank mix makes a mess of the sprayer.

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  • PPE’s recommended for handling pesticides

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    Respirators for pesticide applicators are NIOSH/MSHA/BHSE approved organic-vapour-removing cartridge with a pre-filter approved for pesticides or a NIOSH/MSHA/BHSE approved canister for pesticides.

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  • How to cope with salinity

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    Recent wet and dry cycles have increased topsoil salinity in many parts of the Prairies over the past few years. “Salinity is not a salt problem, it’s a water problem,” says Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. “Wet years bring the water table closer to the roots, and salinity wicks up to the soil surface.”

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  • Prevent weed patches from setting seed

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    These weed patch cut-arounds are easy to do when straight combining. The key is to destroy those patches with a mower or cultivator before they set seed.

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  • New glyphosate-resistant weeds moving north

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    Tall waterhemp is confirmed in eastern Manitoba. Palmer amaranth is in North Dakota and moving north toward Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Both are big aggressive weeds with populations resistant to many herbicides, including glyphosate. If you find them, destroy them immediately.

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  • A case for combine weed-seed destroyers

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    Breanne Tidemann, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has been researching combine weed seed destructors. They’re not perfect because some weed seeds will shed their seed before harvest and some weed seeds, like thistles, are too light and fluffy, but no IWM practice is perfect. When farmers employ a few of these imperfect tools, they can start to get close to long-term weed control that prevents herbicide-resistant weeds from taking hold and keeps yield loss to a minimum.

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  • Suspicious weed patches? Check for resistance

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    Important clues that a patch of weeds are herbicide resistant: One, the patch has no clear boundary. Two, the patch will be one species of weed that escaped the spray.

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  • Moisture-stressed plants and herbicide applications

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    Clark Brenzil, weed management specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, provides the following consideration for spraying weeds after weather conditions have switched from very dry to very wet.

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  • Canola Watch PHOTO quiz – Scouted this week

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    Scouting for the season should start right at emergence. That way you can spot some of the early-season issues featured in this week’s photo quiz.

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  • Timing the narrow post-seeding / pre-emergence spray window

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    Growers who seed before spraying may choose to apply in the narrow post-seeding pre-emergence window, but consider the following risks….

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  • Herbicide-resistant weeds: prevention and management

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    Here are tips to prevent the development and spread of glyphosate-resistant kochia (as shown in the map) and other herbicide-resistant weeds.

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  • Biobeds: What are they and why build them?

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    A pesticide rinsate biobed can prevent the environmental contamination of surface and groundwater by pesticides. Instead of being disposed of directly on land, at the edge of a field or elsewhere, the rinsate from the sprayer can be applied to the biobed (so it is contained).

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  • Dry conditions elevate herbicide carryover risk

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    Residual herbicides need a moist environment for herbicide breakdown to occur within the expected time-frame. In dry conditions, the two major breakdown methods – hydrolysis or microbial degradation – will slow down, which elevates the carryover risk.

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  • Spraying weeds after frost and snow

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    Spray decisions — when to spray or whether to spray at all — will depend on leaf condition after the snow is gone.

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  • What causes herbicide carryover damage?

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    Factors that affect herbicide carryover are herbicide group, field history, soil characteristics, dry conditions and temperature.

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