Study finds kochia stays close to home

MEDICINE HAT — They aren’t cowboys, but they do drift along with tumbleweeds. And sometimes they run. Agriculture Canada researchers Bob Blackshaw and Hugh Beckie have assigned their graduate students to chase tumbleweeds as part of research in Lethbridge and Scott, Sask. The scientists wanted to know how far and how much kochia, a tumbleweed […] Read more

Weed sampling shows increasing herbicide resistance

Preliminary results of herbicide resistance testing in weed samples from last year shows a trend toward Group 2 resistant wild oats. The testing done at the Saskatchewan Crop Protection Lab in Sask-atoon examined 235 weed samples: 76 from Saskatchewan, 103 from Alberta and 56 from Manitoba. Twenty-two samples were not yet completed when the preliminary […] Read more