Weed resistance has been a big problem for years and it’s been in North Dakota, in western Minnesota for several years. We’ve also identified a ccs or group one resistant green foxtail more in the northern area of North Dakota, along the Canadian border.
Foxtails are relatively commonly found in spring wheat that’s grown from western Minnesota on into Montana down into South Dakota as well. You could have a field where it’s primarily green, or you could have a field that’s primarily yellow. But it is important to know the difference in what you have in that field.
It’s important for a grower to understand the differences between a tough-to-control weed in a resistant weed because that will play into how we controls that weed, what herbicide we are going to use, what site of action we might use.
Here is a video about Green Foxtail:
Green foxtail, for example, which grow is low in the canopy, oftentimes ends up in the bin when you start harvesting. So the green foxtail is very problematic from a doc you stamp it at Bayer CropScience. We also offer herbicide options for controlling green and yellow foxtail.
Wolverine will provide a very good option for controlling your yellow foxtail. We also offer borrow in husky complete, which will provide good control of your green foxtail as well as your yellow foxtails. These three herbicides also offer very good rotational flexibility.
There’s numerous strategies that a grower can employ to control green and yellow foxtail in their wheat. Start off with controlling the weed in your other crop since you’re rotating with.
If you’re growing soybeans as part of your production practice, or you’re growing corn as part of your production practice, it’s important to control the foxtail species in those years, prior to growing your week. Because anytime you let the weeds go to seed another crop, you’re creating an increased seed banks.
As you move into your wheat production, it’s important to have the right seeding rate and get a good stand. Having a good stand and canopy aground over as quickly as possible, shading out the soil so that you get less chance for the foxtail species to emerge. When sunlight interacts with the soil that is going to give you your best option for control it.