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A Canada thistle seedling. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Rain holds up spraying as weeds thrive in Manitoba

CNS Canada –– A steady dose of rain to start the week has put a crimp on herbicide applications across Manitoba. While weeds weren’t noticeable a few weeks ago due to the relative dryness, they’re definitely becoming more noticeable, according to crop watchers. “We know that with the rain and warmer temperatures, both the crops […] Read more

crop spraying test plot

Does the time of day matter when applying herbicides

Burn-down trials suggest applying herbicides at dawn may be less effective

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever evaluated your weed control and come across confusing differences between fields? Perhaps they were even sprayed on the same day with the same chemical? The good news is you might not be crazy. Well, at least not more than normal. We just rated our burn-down trials for a third year where we […] Read more