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Controlling Crop Weeds in the Spring

Many consider fall the best time to take on hard-to-kill weeds, especially perennials and winter annuals. For perennials, a post-harvest burn-off...

Pest Profile: Sow Thistle

Sow thistle is a perennial weed that can grow in a wide variety of environmental conditions and is currently found in all Canadian provinces...

Pest Profile: Lamb’s Quarters

Lamb’s Quarters are annual broadleaf weeds commonly found throughout Canada and the U.S. Often one of the first to emerge in the spring, this...

Pest Profile: Flixweed

Flixweed is a highly competitive winter annual weed found in regions where soil is much lighter and drier. Though known to be safe for some herbal...

Pest Profile: Shepherd’s Purse

​​​​​​​Also known as capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd’s purse is a winter annual found throughout most areas of Eastern Canada. A member of the...

Pest Profile: Wild Buckwheat

Tips on identifying and controlling wild buckwheat, an annual broadleaf weed pest that is highly crop competitive and resistant to Group 2...

Pest Profile: Stinkweed

Stinkweed, formally known as Thlaspi arvense, is a winter annual weed that’s prolific, poisonous and difficult to control. Also called Frenchweed...

Pest Profile: Wild Oats

One of the leading weed pests in Western Canada, wild oats are grassy annual weeds prone to the development of herbicide resistance. Their seeds...

Pest Profile: Redroot Pigweed

Redroot pigweed is an annual broadleaf weed that has developed resistance to Group 2 herbicides in Western Canada, and Group 5 resistance in the U...