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
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 start."
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
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