Stories from the field
"Because of rotation our yields are phenomenal"
Scientists estimate half the fields on the Southern Alberta prairies have Group 1 herbicide-resistant wild oats. But cereal and cow-calf farmer Roy Newman has fixed the problem. How did he go about it?
The sun rises on crop diversity
Maize (corn) monocultures are a common sight on Hungary’s Northern Great Plain. But when Panicum riparium raised its ugly head in 2010, Istvan Szolomajer started rotating his crops to tackle this resistance threat. Half his cultivated land is now given over to sunflowers.
Turkey’s female pharmacist-farmer
A female farmer with a degree in pharmacy: Özden Karaevli’s detailed knowledge of chemistry gives her an added advantage in finding solutions to weed resistance.
“México es maíz”
In Mexico’s main corn-growing region herbicide resistance has been causing concern for several years. Samuel Sahagun explains what he’s doing to tackle this challenge.
“No farm is an island”
With nearly 200 years of farming experience the Theron family has never stopped the exchange of information with South African farmers.
Helping herbicides through harvest weed seed control
As a plant biology professor and an agronomist, Steve Powles knows from personal experience how troubling resistant weeds are for farmers.
Talking weed issues across continents
On a recent visit to Argentina Richard Hinchliffe met up with Santiago del Solar Dorrego and Fernando Garcia Frugoni. Bayer asked them what benefits their meeting had brought.
“If it’s working, change it!”
Arable farmer Richard Hinchliffe from Yorkshire, England, has travelled the world to learn more about effective weed control measures. He has radical advice on how best to avoid weed resistance issues.
Diversity in rotation, stale seedbeds & late sowing
Damien Beaujouan explaining to us why sustainable weed management matters to him.
The Transfer of Research
This is how Prof. Aaron Hager from Illinois wants to fight weed resistance and why consistent messaging could have an important impact.
The Presidental Change
Read how the new president of Argentina gave the right impulse and totally changed the way they are farming.
Generations of Clean Fields
Learn how a german family owned farm controlled the weeds for decades and stopped resistance being a threat.