Category Archives: Weed Management

Three Problem Weeds for Asparagus

The website, Ontario CropIPM, contains the full range of pest management information from many vegetable crops, including asparagus. Many users do not realize that it is also home to weed galleries, herbicide injury information and critical weed control period information. The following three problem weeds for asparagus are excerpts from the weeds and herbicides section of Ontario CropIPM. Continue scrolling for the best control options for each of the problem weeds. Continue reading Three Problem Weeds for Asparagus

Minor Use Label Expansion Granted for Callisto 480SC Herbicide For Weed Control On Asparagus

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator,Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of a minor use label expansion for CALLISTO 480SC Herbicide (mesotrione) for control of weeds on established asparagus in Canada.

This minor use submission was sponsored in 2010 by the minor use office of OMAFRA in response to minor use priorities identified by producers and extension personnel in Canada.

Weed control is an important component of asparagus production and has been identified as a priority by producers for several years.  The registration of Callisto herbicide is an important step towards obtaining an effective and useful weed management and resistance management toolkit.  Continue reading Minor Use Label Expansion Granted for Callisto 480SC Herbicide For Weed Control On Asparagus