Bring power back to your crop by stamping out canola volunteers
When volunteer canola pushes its way into your crop
Some people believe volunteer canola won’t rob yield because at the end of the day, it’s producing canola seed alongside the crop. But think about it this way: your canola plants are competing for light, nutrients, and moisture, which makes volunteer canola one of the worst weeds we deal with in western Canada. To wipe out this competition, ensure your pre-seed pass has the right herbicide to target volunteer canola.
As an agronomist I’ve worked with farmers who have Roundup Ready® canola in the rotation and those who have never grown it. Here’s the thing…they still both battle Roundup Ready canola volunteers. Obviously trying to spray straight glyphosate will not control Roundup Ready canola volunteers. So we’re left with determining what will control it.
Products with the active ingredient bromoxynil tank-mixed with 1L equivalent of glyphosate will control all bio types of canola at the 1-4 leaf stage.
Two popular products to spray prior to seeding canola are:
- Pardner® (bromoxynil)
- Conquer™ (bromoxynil + carfentrazone)
When tank-mixed with glyphosate, both of these will do a good job controlling volunteer canola and many other weeds. However, Conquer adds another active ingredient to the mix. Make sure to talk with your local representative to determine which one best fits your operation.
Always reand and follow herbicide label directions. Roundup Ready® is a registered trademark of Bayer Group, Monsanto Canada Inc. licensee. Pardner® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Conquer™ is a trademark of Nufarm Ltd..