With fall fast approaching, BASF Canada reminds growers about importance of
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - According to researchers at the
University of Alberta, more than 7.7 million hectares of western Canada
farmland are infested with herbicide-resistant weeds, and the number is
growing. Along with proper crop rotations, changing up timing and herbicide
rotations are excellent strategies for managing weed resistance.
In the last year, the University of Alberta, with the support of BASF Canada,
has conducted trials in post-harvest herbicide applications to see the effects
of managing weeds in the fall. The researchers found applying a post-harvest
application of DISTINCT(®) herbicide reduces the seed set in kochia by 50 per
In BASF grower trials, DISTINCT is found to also provide excellent weed
control in perennial and winter annual weeds such as narrow-leaved hawk's
beard, Canada thistle and dandelion.
"With an application to those weeds in the fall, growers get them when they're
beginning to take carbohydrates from the leaves down into the roots, enabling
them to overwinter. Waiting until spring can be too late because weeds can
start growing early, getting too big and becoming much harder to control with
a spring application," said Bryce Geisel, Technical Development Specialist for
BASF Canada. "A post-harvest application allows growers to focus pre-seed
burndown on those spring germinating weeds and eliminates the need to worry
about perennial and winter annual weed escapes in your crop."
In the past, growers had limited options for herbicide applications when it
came to re-cropping to canola, but new chemistries offered in DISTINCT provide
growers with more options to help manage weeds. DISTINCT sets fields up for
success in the spring and offers a wide window of rotational crop freedom.
Applied by October 1, growers can seed any cereal crop and canola.
A post-harvest burndown allows growers to start with a cleaner field come
spring, meaning far less weed competition during seeding. Using multiple modes
of action and executing a post-harvest strategy help delay resistant weeds and
establish better seeding and crop conditions, improving yield opportunity the
For more information on DISTINCT, please visit www.agsolutions.ca.
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Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales
of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American
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for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more
than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF
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