The Dakotan: This is Ag Issues with Neil Roberts. Neil Roberts: Welcome to another edition of Ag Issues. Our guest this week is NDSU Weed scientist Brian James from the North Central Research Extension Center. And Brian, let's start controlling perennial weeds with a burn down prior to or after planting some advice. Brian Jenks: Okay. I want to talk about primarily Canada, Thistle, Dandelion and Foxtail Barley. Those plants I'm seeing out there emerging right now want to talk biology real quick. Can it thistle reproduces from roots as well as seed dandelion also reproduces from the crown can produce see that will germinate later and then foxtail barley reproduces primarily from seed that blows in the wind. And so those are the plants that are coming up now that we need to address in our burn down. Neil Roberts: All right. Good stuff, Brian. Hey, we'll talk control when we come back. The Dakotan: You're listening to Ag Issues with Neil Roberts on the Dakotan Network. Neil Roberts: Talking perennial weeds today with Brian Jenks, on Ag Issues. And Brian, tell us some control options here. Brian Jenks: We finally have some very good growing conditions. Obviously, plenty of moisture plants shouldn't be drought stressed like in previous years. One of the questions I get commonly is what should I tank mix with Roundup, if anything, for perennial weed control? And generally, I think the best answer is a little more roundup. In general, I don't think you need to tank mix with a two 4D or dicamba for perennial weeds such as Canada, Thistle or Dandelion. And then Roundup of course, is for Foxtail Barley. Roundup is best just straight without any other product. So generally go with Roundup a little bit higher rate rather than adding other products in there. Neil Roberts: All right. Good stuff, as always. Thanks, Brian. And that puts a wrap on this report. Hey, if you missed one, check us on the website agissues.com. Until next time. I'm Neil Roberts. The Dakotan: You're listening to the Dakotan Network. Real, Honest, Local News.