There are questions about the ability to tank mix insecticides with herbicides when spraying canola. Please read the updated article.
Tank mixes of herbicides and insecticides or fungicides
Tank mixing to manage multiple pests and save trips over the field may seem like good economic sense, but consider these points: 1. Be sure the insect or disease is present and apt to cause economic damage or yield loss. Applying an insecticide or fungicide while spraying for weeds does reduce application costs if you…
Fungicide and insecticide tank mixes
Growers in southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan often spray for cabbage seedpod weevil at 20% flower. This is also an ideal time for sclerotinia spraying if conditions warrant a spray. Canada’s crop protection rules allow growers to tank mix two products as long as they are both registered for the crop in question and at…
Tank mixing herbicides with insecticides
Timing needs to be right for both the weeds and the insect. Presently there are no insecticide tank mixes registered for glyphosate, Liberty or Odyssey for applications in canola. Recent PMRA guidelines advise that any tank mixing products that are registered for use in canola is acceptable — even if the tank mix itself isn’t…
Tank mixing herbicide with fungicide or insecticide
When spraying for weeds it can be economical to add an insecticide or fungicide to the tank mix to hit any insects or disease (blackleg) that may be present at the same time. Please read the updated article.