According to Dr. Albert Adjesiwor, the number one recommendation for controlling wild oats in a wet year is to “start clean and spray them early for good control.”  With challenging seeding conditions and poor emergence in spring grains a potential issue for many this year, be aware of how that may translate to emergence of annual weeds. When scouting fields for emergence, areas that have been problematic in the past may show increased weed flushes this growing season.

Be proactive in your cultural management if you know you have wild oats with herbicide resistance by employing strategies like using certified seed, using an effective seed treatment, and planting at the high end of the recommended seeding rate.

Management of Wild Oat