Why is this research important for Alberta ag?
Field surveys on the Canadian Prairies have reported that 69% of fields contain wild oats with some level of herbicide resistance (HR). Significant progress has been made in managing HR in wild oat and in strengthening the community-based group consisting of farmers, agronomists, and scientists.
This project focuses on tools that enable farmers to talk to farmers through video interviews, pilot projects, and the development of extension materials based on farmers' experiences.
What benefits can producers expect from this research?
Development and extension of farmer-to-farmer material is expected to increase producer awareness and knowledge. Benefits include increases on-farm monitoring and identification of HR wild oats, implementation of proven HR wild oat management tactics, and increased community management and discussion of HR wild oat presence.
How will these research findings reach producers on-farm?
Farmer experience and knowledge of wild oats and HR wild oats will be captured and distributed to other farmers through websites, printed materials, social media, tours, and extension meetings.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.