What to do first, seed or control weeds?

Issues of the week

With soggy conditions, seeding is at least a week away for many growers across the Prairies. That raises an important question: Should growers seed as soon as they can or control all those weeds first? Applying a pre-seed burnoff as soon as those already-emerged weeds resume active growth may be more important to a grower’s bottom line than getting the crop in early — especially for fields with a large weed population.