Know your wild oats
Knowing your wild oat population is key to better target herbicide application timing and integrated control strategies.
The spring-germinating common wild oat, as its name suggests, is far more common than the predominantly autumn germinating winter wild oat. But that’s slightly complicated by the fact that common wild oat can, to a lesser extent, germinate in the autumn and winter wild oats may emerge through to March or April.
Identifying wild oat species and understanding germination patterns is essential to prioritise timing of Axial Pro applications - to remove competition before it hits yields and to control invasive seed return.
Lynn Tatnell of ADAS explains the importance of wild oat identification and the agronomic implications. Click here to watch
Knowing the likely timing for your maximum wild oat weed emergence can help to achieve the biggest hit on weed population numbers.
However, linked to the crop size and architecture, it will also influence application technique to better target weeds. Find out more on Axial Pro application advice to target wild oats in spring.