VIEW TOP VILLAINS IN YOUR AREA AND HOW TO COMBAT THEM

When pressure rises how will you take action? Trust Cargill’s experts to help you identify weed pressures and recommend a mix of tools, techniques and treatments to cut through the chaos and get you back on track. Use the tool below to select your worst weed villain. Then review our suggestions to try in your field. Reach out to your Cargill rep for more info.

Barnyard Grass

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Medium

SUPERPOWER

Master of disguise! It can be a challenge to correctly identify this weed as it is often mistaken for green foxtail. Don’t be fooled! Not all products that control green foxtail will also control barnyard grass.

DESCRIPTION

Barnyard grass loves warm, moist soil and can easily spread by flooding because the seeds float.

HOW TO DEFEAT THIS VILLAIN

Crop Choice

Growing a competitive crop is crucial for keeping barnyard grass at bay. No matter what you're seeding, you will need adequate plant stands in order to compete (think seeding rate, seeding depth and plant available fertility). Although there are registered herbicides to control barnyard grass in a variety of cereal, oilseed and pulse crops, you will want to tackle this weed in the years you grow canola.

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HERBICIDE

  • Spring wheat: Axial® Xtreme iPak, Rexade™, Velocity m3, Luxxur™, Traxos®, Varro®, Simplicity™ GoDRI, Horizon® NG
  • Barley: Axial® Xtreme iPak, Arial
  • Oats: No control options
  • Canola: Transorb®, Liberty®
  • Peas and soybeans: Viper® ADV
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SECRET WEAPON

Scout fields thoroughly. Because barnyard grass seeds float, they will show up en masse in low spots on the field when water drains away. This plant will also send out roots at the node to re-establish itself after a light cultivation.

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CONTROL TIMING

Control barnyard grass in-crop. It germinates at temps above 15°C, and most flushes happen late May to early June. Unfortunately, this baddy will keep coming back through the summer if conditions are warm and moist.

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Always read and follow label directions.

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