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Wild oats and how you can take back your field

Weed of the Month

Avena Fatua, also known as Common Wild Oat, is a problem weed for most of Montana grain crop producers. The biggest problem producers are beginning to face all over the state is resistance in wild oats. This has begun to cause some problems for producers who rely on wheat on wheat rotations or barley to wheat rotations. Solutions to combating this problem range from rotation changes to less lucrative crops, different tillage operations, and crop rotation restrictions due to plant back restrictions, in turn this can result in a less lucrative bottom line for the grower.

Combatting Wild Oats

Managing wild oats with herbicide is one of the most common management strategies. Depending on what crop this pest is in, there are options which can help you keep them at bay. The most important thing that us as agronomy specialist can’t stress enough is always using the specified rates, and spraying techniques, so as to not run into resistance problems. Being aware of growth stages, and population level are key to getting a good clean kill.

Why Herbicide?

Herbicide use provides producers with products that can help greatly increase their bottom lines as well as keep their fields free of trouble weeds. Using a herbicide can do a number of things for producers. Keeping a field clean from competitive weeds helps conserve nutrients and soil water for the intended crop. In return a farmer will see higher yields with clean fields. For about any weed problem out there, there is a herbicide labeled for the crop it is in.

Our Recommended Wild Oat Herbicides

→ Axial
→ Beyond - (Clearfield Crop)
→ PerfectMatch

Best Practice To Fend Off Wild Oats?

Rotation, rotation, rotation!

Do you have unwanted visitors in your fields? Contact Rocky Mountain Supply Agronomy today at 406-388-6242 and let us get you to a weed free future!