Six questions provide tips on what to look for in fields this fall, and how these counts can help with field management in 2021.
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Brush up on green-seed counting
With uneven maturity and later canola crops, this will be another year to watch green counts. Here are some tips to follow when testing for green seed: Rather than start up the combine to take a sample, insert a scoop shovel underneath the swath and use your hands to thresh pods near ground level into…
Weed escapes and fall weed management
While swathing or straight combining, keep an eye out for weed escapes. Unless they are an obvious sprayer miss or are weeds not well controlled under the herbicides used on the field, they could be herbicide resistant weed patches. The goal should be to avoid the patch during harvest, collect a sample to test for…
September 16 Quiz – Fall weed control
Fall is an excellent time to control perennials and winter annuals, but a few key management steps can greatly improve the results. This quiz hits on a few highlights.
Fall weeds: When to spray
Fall is a good time to control perennial and winter annual weeds. The message this week includes two reminders: 1. Wait for post-harvest regrowth. Before spraying, make sure perennial weeds are actively growing with new supple leaf area to target. Perennial weeds cut off at harvest need time to accumulate new leaf tissue that will…