Clean up your act by ridding yourself of cleavers

If cleavers are the usual suspects in your field, cut them down with these tips

Cleavers aren’t an issue through all of western Canada, but they are becoming more common and tougher to control. They germinate in spring and have been able to overwinter when the conditions are right. Liberty® in-crop isn’t the strongest on cleavers, so you’ll want to avoid relying on it alone. That means getting them pre-emergence.

Cleaver seeds are very tough to separate from canola as they are both round and relatively similar in size. If you are one of the unlucky ones who get to manage this weed, Command® 360 ME is a strong option. It is a pre-emergent product that can be tank-mixed with glyphosate. Keep in mind there are a few restrictions and always check the label before using. Command requires a 5 to 10 mm rain after application to become activated.

Your crop is at its highest potential the moment that seed is planted. Depending on your weed spectrum, there are excellent options to be able to give your InVigor® canola the best chance for success.

Always read and follow herbicide label directions. Liberty® and InVigor® are trademarks of trademarks of BASF Corporation used under license. Command® 360 ME is a registered trademark of FMC of Canada.

Brett Teetaert

Brett is looking forward to using his knowledge on soil fertility and weed management to help find farmers practical solutions Brett grew up on a mixed family farm near Medora Manitoba, where at an early age he developed a passion for agriculture. Before attending university Brett worked on multiple farms including a 35,000 acre farm in Australia. After graduating from University of Manitoba with a Diploma in Agriculture in 2013, Brett gained a wide range of experience through working as a Sales Agronomist in the southeast and southwest corners of Manitoba, working as a Research Technician out of Melita, as well as running his own family farm. Brett joined Cargill in 2017 as a Market Development Agronomist. He is looking forward to using his knowledge on soil fertility and weed management to help find farmers practical solutions that will work best on their farm and working hands-on in the field. Brett wants to help you make the best decision for you and your crops!

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