Canada Fleabane (Mares Tail) Here to Stay? By Graham McLean CCA-ON Crop Sales Specialist AGRIS Co-operative - Glencoe
Scouting your soybean fields today is a good way to evaluate your weed control programs. I thought we had done a good job in controlling Canada Fleabane this spring, but I am starting to see lots of plants poking their heads above the bean canopy.
For the 2016 planting season, the Ontario government is looking for a 50 per cent reduction in neonic treated acres. The following is a summary of what you need to know and what you need to do for the 2016 crop year as we know today.
If you choose to buy 50 per cent or less neonic treated corn and soybean seed, no pest assessment is required, but a Seed Amount Declaration is required to be submitted to your seed supplier(s)
Over 50 per cent neonic seed use, requires a pest assessment submitted with seed order intentions
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