The lowdown on wild oat resistance

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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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