MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Analysts predict 1M acres of soybeans
will be planted in Manitoba next year. With seed purchase timing well
underway, growers with soybeans in their rotation should first consider their
system history to avoid volunteer weeds, advises BASF Canada Inc. (BASF).
"Choosing seed from the same system year over year can increase the risk of
volunteer weed populations, particularly when rotating canola to soybeans,"
says Harley House, Brand Manager, Clearfield(®) Crops.
While the majority of canola volunteers will appear the year after a rotation,
canola can volunteer for up to four years. Using a system such as the
Clearfield Production System for canola before introducing or adding more
acres of soybeans into the rotation is an effective way to manage the risk.
"With the Clearfield Production System for canola, you'll get control of
Roundup Ready(®) and Liberty Link(®) volunteers with herbicides like
ARES(®)," he says. "ARES provides new modes of action and is effective for
flushing control of volunteer canola up to several weeks after application. It
can help manage volunteers in a rotation with soybeans."
In a recent survey, 97 per cent of Clearfield canola growers indicated they
were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall performance of ARES on
multiple weeds, including volunteer types. Additionally, 97 per cent said they
would recommend ARES to other canola growers.
"It's not just about seed anymore," says House. "It's equally important to
consider which systems will be used over the course of your crop rotations and
some extra planning ahead to help get your next crop off to the best possible
Learn more about the Clearfield Production System for canola and ARES
herbicide at www.AgSolutions.ca/ARES.
About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF's Crop Protection division is a
leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry
providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and
herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and
crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control,
turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to
turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop
Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing
agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality
of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on
the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.
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