Broadleaved weed control in alfalfa using the bioherbicide phoma macrostoma.

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Karen Bailey
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $110,000
Co-Funders: Alfalfa Seed Commission (Alberta), Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed Producers Development Commission
Start Date: 2013
Project Length: 2 Years

To assess the efficacy of Phoma macrostoma in controlling broadleaved weeds in alfalfa, to document the environmental and agronomic factors affecting bioherbicide application and weed control, and to develop an optimized granular formulation of the bioherbicide for application in alfalfa.