Pest Profile: Wild Oats
Plants grow up to 5 feet tall with smooth, erect stems. The head is an open panicle with spikelets typically containing 2 – 3 florets (and occasionally up to 7). The panicle may contain up to 250 seeds, ranging from black, brown, grey, yellow to white. At the seedling stage, the plant has a counter-clockwise leaf twist and no auricles, with hairs on the leaf margins.
- When scouting, check low spots in fields for wild oats, and keep an eye out for herbicide-resistant patches.
- Summerfallow increases the number of seeds that break dormancy, and weeds will emerge after each tillage operation. Fall tillage also helps reduce wild oat populations.
- ARROW ALL IN®
- ARROW® 240 EC
- BISON® 400 L
- INVOLVE® 50 WDG + Glyphosate
- PHANTOM® 240 SL
- SQUADRON® II
Please read each label to determine which herbicide is appropriate for the crop affected.