Weeds
Researchers are combining new digital tools, computer technologies and machine learning to bring cost-effective weed control solutions to the field. Although still in the early stages, this new high-tech solution is being designed as an advanced spot-spraying precision technology that will help farmers reduce input costs and add another management…
January 8, 2018, Guelph, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of minor use label expansion registration for Prowl H2O herbicide for control of labeled weeds on transplanted field tomatoes grown in mineral soil in Canada. Prowl H2O was already labeled for use on a…
December 11, 2017, Guelph, Ont – Bayer recently announced the launch of Sencor STZ, a new herbicide for broad-spectrum control of all major annual grass and broadleaf weeds in potatoes. Sencor STZ combines Sencor with a new Group 14 mode of action, providing Canadian potato growers a new weed control…
April 17, 2017, Guelph, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of an URMULE registration for Prowl H2O herbicide for control of labeled weeds on direct seeded, green (bunching) onions grown on muck soil in eastern Canada and British Columbia. Prowl H2O herbicide was already…
April 17, 2017, Guelph, Ont – Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has completed a special review on Paraquat (Gramoxone Liquid Herbicide) and proposed a phase-out of the product. See part of the decision below: [PMRA] recently conducted a Special Review of Paraquat and concluded that changes to the…
March 1, 2017, Calgary, Alta – Chateau herbicide, by Valent Canada, Inc. is now registered for use on broccoli and caneberry. Broccoli and caneberry growers in Canada now have another tool to assist in the control of Group 2-acetolactate synthase (ALS) resistant weeds, such as red root pigweed, green pigweed,…
September 28, 2016, Lawrence, KS – A greenhouse experiment featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology shows that herbicide spray drift from the 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage wine grapes planted near agronomic crops.
Jan. 21, 2016, Urbana, Ill. – Weeds are a major scourge for organic growers, who often must invest in multiple control methods to protect crop yields. A relatively new weed control method known as abrasive weeding, or "weed blasting," could give organic growers another tool. The method, recently field-tested at…
December 22, 2015, Ridgetown, Ont – At the recent 70th annual meeting of the North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS) in Indianapolis, Dr. Darren Robinson, associate professor with plant agriculture, received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Research. Darren’s research focuses on high value vegetable crops including tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers,…
November 4, 2014, Mississauga, Ont – Growers in Eastern Canada now have a new and improved weed management solution for pre-plant and pre-harvest use. BASF recently announced it has received registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Eragon LQ herbicide for the 2015 season. Eragon LQ delivers weed…
Growers face a two-pronged challenge when trying to defeat weeds in a potato field. On the one hand, they want to kill the weeds; on the other, they want to grow potatoes. This challenge was highlighted in two presentations Pam Hutchinson, an associate professor in the Department of Plant, Soil…
March 18, 2014, Guelph, Ont – Bayer CropScience Canada recently announced the registration of Alion as a pre-emergent residual herbicide for grapes. The Group 29 herbicide provides long-term residual control of annual grassy and broadleaf weeds and is currently registered for use with tree fruit. It prevents weeds from emerging…
January 13, 2014, Mississauga, Ont – BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received regulatory approval for Outlook, a new herbicide that will help potato growers address two significant challenges to their production. As the amount and timing of rainfall becomes more variable, Outlook will provide consistent control of nightshade, pigweed and…
May 13, 2013, Calgary, AB – Always looking for ways to improve their products, Dow AgroSciences is introducing new formulations for three horticultural products. Entrust SC insecticide, previously packaged as a wettable powder and sold under the name Entrust 80W, will now be delivered in a new liquid formulation in…
April 16, 2013, Mississauga, Ont – Western Canadian potato farmers and Canadian processing tomato growers now have a new tool for weed control and more resistance management. Titus PRO is a new DuPont post-emergent herbicide solution that combines Prism SG (rimsulfuron) and a 75 per cent DF metribuzin into one…
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