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VIDEO: Building awareness for emerging weeds

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As Ridgetown College’s weed science technician, Dave Bilyea sees a lot of weeds, often brought to him by farmers and rural landowners with questions about what they’re seeing and whether the weed is a concern.

Bilyea set up a display of many of those weeds at the Southwest Ag Conference in Ridgetown this year and answered questions on everything from Wild Parsnip (don’t touch it!) to waterhemp, chess grass, dog strangling vine and kochia.

In this video he talks about when a weed is a concern and when it is a manageable part of the environment.

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John Greig

John Greig has spent his career in agriculture journalism and communications. He lives on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Contact John at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jgreig



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