A weekly segment titled, “What’s in the news?” at Redferns.ca highlights one particular ag-related article, hopefully of interest to you, the reader. Enjoy.
This week, we highlight an article from Grainews that focuses on kochia weed control. Enjoy!
Get back to basics to fight kochia
Here’s an excerpt:
Kochia is a unique weed in a number of ways. There are certain things about its biology that allow it to thrive, especially in the drier regions of Western Canada. First of all, said Geddes, it’s the first weed to emerge in the spring. “It emerges after 50 growing degree days,” he said. “So most of the kochia population has emerged before almost all other weeds.”