G.L. Graham and D. Savoie
Abstract: Hempnettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) and common chickweed (Stellaria media) can cause significant
production issues in grain production in New Brunswick. Both weeds can escape conventional control measures, such
as MCPA amine, and cause yield reductions within a barley (Hordeum vulgare) crop. A trial was established in a
commercial barley field near Saint Basile, New Brunswick to evaluate herbicide control options.
Thifensulfuron/tribenuron–methyl, pyrasulfotole/bromoxynil, fluroxypyr/MCPA and
florasulam/fluroxypyr/MCPA were the most effective herbicides tested for both hemp–nettle and common
chickweed. The other products tested only suppressed hemp–nettle populations and were not effective for
chickweed. Delaying MCPA application can decrease the level of weed control, especially for hard to control weed
species like hemp–nettle. Fluroxypyr mixes were highly effective for both weed species and these mixes should
be considered for potential registration.