Resistant Radish Subject of Parody Song

Cindy ZimmermanInternational, social media, Video, Weed control

Wild RadishFarmers in Australia are having problems with resistant weeds just like farmers here in the states. While we are fighting against waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth, the weed down under is the wild radish and somebody decided to do a parody about it.

A parody of the Gotye hit “Somebody I used to know” by agronomic consultant Bill Long, who farms on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia as well as consults to a number of farmers in the region. This is a farmer’s lament on attempts to control wild radish resulting in the loss of chemical options to the point where only radical options are available. Truly reflects the consequences of farming systems becoming reliant on herbicides for weed control.