Aerial spraying weeds in canola crops
By Top Crop Manager
June 26, 2014 - Aerial spraying may be your only option in canola crops if weeds and the crop are advancing toward the end of the application window and the ground is too soft and wet to support a sprayer, advises the Canola Council of Canada (CCC).
In their most recent Canola Watch newsletter, the CCC notes that if weeds are plentiful, at the same stage or ahead of the crop, and canola canopy closure is unlikely to effectively limit their growth, then it will probably pay to control these weeds by air if you have no other option. Aerial spraying also avoids wear and tear on sprayers and on the field when conditions are wet.
But, there are also downsides to aerial application. Read the Canola Watch story.