The lowdown on wild oat resistance

Currently, 69 per cent of wild oats on the Prairies have some type of herbicide resistance, and there are limited control options if the weed has developed both Group 1 and 2 resistance.

In light of this, the Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee is working to develop increased awareness, beginning with a series of infographics.

Three have been developed and can be found at the Canadian Weed Science Society website — one on wild oat resistance in Western Canada, another on collecting samples for testing, and a third on the four resistance testing facilities on the Prairies.

The latter lists what they test for, the cost, and where to get further information online.

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