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One of the best ways to ensure maximum yield potential is to start your season with a clean field. ADAMA is pleased to offer a wide variety of pre-seed options to help you get ahead of your weed competitors and start out right!


MULTI-CROP REGISTRATION: EMPHASIS™ provides outstanding early weed protection for Canada’s most popular crops including canola, wheat, barley, and oats.              

EARLY WEED CONTROL SPECIALIST: Early control of yield robbers like volunteer canola. Volunteer canola ranks as one of the most abundant weeds in Western Canada and because it can germinate at low temperatures well ahead of the planted crop it can have a significant impact on yield.  Volunteer canola is most likely to reduce crop yield if it emerges prior to crop emergence or up to 2.5 weeks after crop emergence. Volunteer canola competes with the crop for resources like water, nutrients and sunlight.

ELIMINATING HOST FOR PESTS: Get rid of the host, minimize the pest. Volunteer canola can be an early host for both insects like flea beetles as well as diseases like blackleg. Getting rid of the host prior to seeding canola gives it a fighting chance early on.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT: Utilizing three different modes of action (Groups 14 & 6) when tank-mixed with glyphosate (Group 9), EMPHASIS™ controls weeds that are resistant to other herbicide technologies and system-tolerant volunteer canola.

BROAD SPECTRUM CONTROL: At the high rate, EMPHASIS™ + glyphosate control over 70 grass and broadleaf weeds prior to cereals.

FLEXIBLE RECROPPING: Can immediately plant canola, spring wheat (including durum), winter wheat, barley, fall rye, oats, triticale and corn. Within 1 month of application, there are no restrictions.


Get ahead of the weeds before they get ahead of you.

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You just never know when seeds in the soil bank will suddenly decide to germinate and emerge – and if they get far enough ahead of your crop, it can lead to a disaster. It’s been well documented that a single weed emerging one week ahead of the crop has the same economic impact as 100 weeds emerging three weeks after the crop – making a quality pre-seed burn application worth its weight in gold.

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