Fact Sheet

Jared Goplen
Extension Educator, Crops
University of Minnesota Extension
WC Regional Office

Goplen, J.*1, , Peters, T.*2, , Ikley, J.3, , Nicolai, T4,
1 Extension Educator, Crops, University of Minnesota Extension, Morris, MN, 56267
2 Assistant Professor / Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist, North Dakota State University / University of Minnesota, Fargo, ND, 58105
3 Assistant Professor / Extension Weed Specialist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 58105
4 Extension Educator, Crops, University of Minnesota Extension, Farmington, MN, 55024

The Herbicide Resistant Traits in Minnesota and North Dakota fact sheet is a resource that was created to help clarify which herbicides can be applied to the various herbicide-resistant trait packages available in crops common to Minnesota and North Dakota. Varieties of alfalfa, canola, corn, soybeans, sugarbeets, and wheat have been developed with various herbicide-resistant traits. The number of traits available has created confusion about which herbicides can be applied safely and legally to various crop trait packages. Misapplications are both costly and embarrassing for farmers and custom applicators. The objective of this resource was to help prevent herbicide misapplications from occurring. The publication was developed in December 2019 as a collaboration between University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University. It was initially drafted by Jared Goplen and Tom Peters, with additional input and revision from Joe Ikley and Dave Nicolai. Final edits were completed by Jared Goplen and Tom Peters. North Dakota State University printing services made 2,500 copies on high-gloss paper. Nearly 1,000 of those copies were distributed throughout Minnesota and North Dakota to farmers and crop consultants during winter meetings and workshops held in January and February of 2020. Content was also published on the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension websites. While this publication has only been available for a short time, it has already become a go-to resource for farmers and consultants as they make management decisions for the upcoming field seasons. Both the printed and online versions of this publication will continue to be updated as new herbicide-resistant traits become available, and additional copies will be printed as needed. Ultimately, this fact sheet will continue to help clarify herbicide trait decisions and will help prevent costly misapplications from occurring.