The 2018 WSU Weed Control Report
is now available on the Wheat and Small Grains website. Drew Lyon and Ian Burke, WSU weed scientists, manage numerous field studies to evaluate new herbicides, and new uses of older herbicides, to manage weeds of concern to dryland farmers in eastern Washington. These studies are summarized in the annual WSU Weed Control Report. The 2018 report summarizes 24 field studies conducted across eastern Washington in winter wheat (10 studies), spring wheat (3 studies), summer fallow (2 studies), chickpea (3 studies), dry pea (1 study), fall-sown pea (3 studies), and lentil (2 studies).
Weeds investigated include:
Annual reports back to 2013 are also available.
Some of the pesticides discussed in the report were tested under an experimental use permit granted by WSDA. Application of a pesticide to a crop or site that is not on the label is a violation of pesticide law and may subject the applicator to civil penalties up to $7,500. In addition, such an application may also result in illegal residues that could subject the crop to seizure or embargo action by WSDA and/or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is your responsibility to check the label before using the product to ensure lawful use and obtain all necessary permits in advance.