VIDEO: Glyphosate resistance on Manitoba fields

At least one local farmer has resorted to removing kochia by hand

Glyphosate is arguably the world’s most important herbicide, but glyphosate resistant weeds are on the rise. Two Manitoba fields have glyphosate and group 2 resistant kochia.

To delay glyphosate resistance farmers should reduce glyphosate use when possible. That’s the message Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development weed specialist Nasir Shaikh gave farmers Aug. 7 during the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association’s east tour. He later spoke with Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson.

Suspicious weeds? You can reach Nasir Shaikh at 204-750-2715.

Video by Allan Dawson

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Allan Dawson

Allan Dawson is a reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator based near Miami, Man. Covering agriculture since 1980, Dawson has spent most of his career with the Co-operator except for several years with Farmers’ Independent Weekly and before that a Morden-Winkler area radio station.

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