Sierra™ herbicide helps manage the complexity of weed control in wheat by controlling the toughest weeds, providing a resistance management tool and offering customized weed control solutions. Sierra helps maximize yield through timely weed control. With its residual activity, Sierra can stop early-season weed competition and keep fields cleaner longer.
Nov 19, 2013
With wheat harvest in the rear-view mirror and the thought of threatening springtime pests approaching, planning for next year is in full swing. Read more »
Apr 3, 2013
Mother Nature is keeping winter wheat farmers on the edge of their seats as they watch the weather and plan spring weed management programs. A remarkably warm early winter gave growers high hopes for crop yields, coupled with concerns about weeds benefitting from the same good fortune. Weed competition is often a top issue for wheat growers, as it robs plants of precious water, nutrients and sunlight; however, it can be especially devastating during drought years, when dry conditions have already taken a toll on crop yield and quality. To complicate weed predictions further, the temperature freezes that took hold in the middle months of winter, along with the lack of consistent insulating snow cover, may already be giving spring weeds an advantage. Read more »
Although a relatively small percentage of the region's cereals market share, spring wheat is still a key crop in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) - particularly for growers who are in a three-year rotation. "It offers a good rotational value with the winter cereals, offering opportunities for weed control that wouldn't come through a wheat fallow rotation," said Richard Smiley, professor of plant pathology at Oregon State University.
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