BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Murray Huber, for his commitment to resistance management
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 12, 2015 -BASF Canada recognizes Murray Huber for his commitment to resistance management and agriculture in the third edition of grower profiles. BASF publishes these profiles to recognize growers for their continued dedication to agriculture and leadership in the industry, and highlight their best practices and successes.
Huber is a third generation farmer from Lipton, Saskatchewan who farms 5,000 acres of pulses, oil seed and cereals. When Huber started to experience resistance issues on his farm with weeds like kochia and wild buckwheat, he began using herbicides with multiple modes of action to get complete burndown and avoid competition.
Huber had been using the dry formulation of HEAT® on his field and did a trial with the liquid formulation of HEAT LQ in 2014.
“I used HEAT LQ on my field and was very impressed with the speed of the burndown,” said Huber. “The liquid formulation of HEAT LQ was easy to use and had better flowability and tank clean out. HEAT LQ provided noticeable signs within three days and did an excellent job of burning down kochia and wild buckwheat.”
Weed resistance to herbicides is a national problem for Canadian growers like Huber. Herbicides work to control weeds by disrupting a specific biological process within the weed. Resistance starts when the weed undergoes a genetic mutation that changes that process. BASF recommends introducing multiple modes of action for herbicide application, like adding HEAT LQ to glyphosate, to prolong its utility for the future.
“When managing resistance, it is important to consider the herbicide chemistry, the weed species targeted by the herbicide and the location of the resistant weeds,” said Bryce Geisel, Technical Specialist with BASF Canada. “If you suspect resistant weeds, reach out to your local BASF representative to get the weeds tested and establish an integrated weed management plan.”
“BASF has come out with new modes of action that provide options to growers like me to keep up with the changing weed spectrum,” said Huber. “I would definitely recommend HEAT LQ for that multiple mode of action burn off and to manage resistance.”
HEAT LQ is a pre-seed and pre-emerge herbicide for broadleaf weed control and is recommended for use in crop rotation to manage weed resistance in cereal and pulse crops. It is now in a liquid formulation, pre-packaged with MERGE® adjuvant for easier handling and improved ease of use.
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