Bayer Crop Sciences
Kyle: Resistance is something that we are very well aware of here in the PNW. It's not necessarily widespread, but we have resistance to several chemistries, including Group One and Group Two in grassy herbicide glyphosate resistance as well. So, it's something we're well aware about. From Bayer's perspective, we're doing everything that we can to help educate growers on making sound agronomic decisions and making sure that resistance doesn't become widespread like we see some other places. David: What kind of wheat grower do to fight resistance on a practical level, both in the long term as well as the short term. Kyle: Fighting resistance is something that is very much within farmer's control. There are several different ways to help manage resistant populations from spreading on their farms. The first thing is just to follow all labeled guidelines, making sure that the size and the timing is appropriate for the target weeds that you're getting after in your field. Actively growing small plants are going to be more susceptible to a herbicide application. So making sure spraying early, that's going to be helpful whenever possible. But something that I'm a big proponent of is making sure we're mixing up chemistries and mixing up modes of action. For grassy herbicides in particular. I know group twos are common effective chemistry. David: So work with Kyle and Bayer for a great outcome.