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A study underway in Lacombe suggests that winter cereals offer as much control for wild oats as herbicides do, says researcher Neil Harker.  Photo: Jennifer Blair

Winter cereals match herbicides in controlling wild oats

Producers might be ‘fairly shocked,’ but study finds winter 
cereals are as effective as herbicides in wild oats control

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winter cereals control wild oats just as well as herbicides do, suggests a study underway in Lacombe. “When we had two years of winter cereals — either running or with an early-cut silage in between — we had as good of wild oat control as when we went three years of alfalfa or canola-wheat-canola-wheat with […] Read more