Plant Competition

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Cover Crop

Cover Cropping – Justin Blechinger There are a variety of options to use when cover cropping. A cover crop can be grown with the grain crop to provide additional shade and competition for weeds (legume and cereal). Cover crops can be seeded late in the summer or early in the fall. These cover crops will […]


Intercropping as a Weed Management Technique – Kali Kasper Intercropping has many positive aspects involved.  The method of intercropping reduces fertilizer and pest control problems which can be the most expensive inputs involved with crop production in Western Canada.  When a barley-pea intercrop or a canola-pea intercrop, (which are common) are compared to those in […]


Forage Crops – Eric McLenaghan Introduction Including a forage crop in rotation has many benefits, one of which is weed control due to most forages highly competitive nature. In many cases, when a weed problem has become too severe and other options just do not seem to work, a forage crop may be the answer. […]

Seed Depth

Seeding Depth – Michael Miller Introduction: when taking your seeding depth into consideration it can help your down the road when it comes to controlling weeds. If you know your seed depth and your seeding instrument is accurate then it can help you when you have to till the field some way to control the […]

Seed Rate

Increase Seeding Rate – Austen Preet             In general, increasing the seeding rate of a crop is not a weed control practice that can be used solely to inhibit weed populations. On the other hand, it is a technique that can reduce the number of individuals within those weed populations because interspecific competition limits the […]