Weed Management in Wheat

Herbicide Effectiveness Tables

Herbicide effectiveness tables for winter wheat and other commodity crops from Weed Science at UNL.

Weed Management Publications: Wheat

Annual Broadleaf Weed Control in Winter Wheat (NebGuide G1241, *PDF version, 651 KB; 4 pages)
This publication describes preventative, cultural and chemical weed control in winter wheat.  The best weed control is obtained by using a combinatin of these methods.

Cultural Practices to Improve Weed Control in Winter Wheat (NebGuide G1389, *PDF version, KB; pages)
This NebGuide explains the influence of cultural practices on weeds in winter wheat.

Controlling Jointed Goatgrass (NebGuide G1252 *PDF version, 1.13 MB; 4 pages)
This NebGuide covers identification and cultural and chemical control of jointed goatgrass in winter wheat.

Blue Mustard Control (NebGuide G1272 *PDF version, 5.66 MB; 2 pages. Large files may download slowly over some connections)
Blue mustard is a troublesome weed in alfalfa and winter wheat in central and western Nebraska. This publication discusses methods of control.

Downy Brome Control (NebGuide G422, *PDF version, 712 KB; 4 pages)
This NebGuide describes Downy Brome and its control, including cultural, mechanical and chemical methods; herbicide recommendations are also provided.

Rye Control in Winter Wheat (NebGuide 1483, *PDF version, 1.18 MB; 4 pages)
Feral rye also known as volunteer rye, is a winter annual grass weed that reduces wheat yield, grain quality and grade.  Control methods are discussed in this NebGuide.

Weed Management in Rainfed Cropping Systems (NebGuide G1577 *PDF version, 319 KB; 4 pages)
Weed management recommendations for the four phases of a three-year summer-fallow cropping system.

Ecofarming: Spring Row Crop Planting and Weed Control in Winter Wheat Stubble (NebGuide G551, *PDF version, 696 KB; 3 pages)
Weed control, stubble management and planters for planting in winter wheat stubble are covered.

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UNL Extension Publications on Herbicide Spray Application Topics

Herbicides are a major tool for weed management.  The following publications provide information on the proper setup, calibration, and cleanup of agricultural sprayers.  There is also information on spray drift and spraying patterns to avoid overlap.

How to Spray a Field to Prevent Overlap and Reduce Drift Injury (NebGuide G1570, *PDF version, 359 KB; 4 pages)
Proper spraying techniques for various situations are outlined and illustrated.

Fine-Tuning a Sprayer with the "Ounce" Calibration Method (NebGuide G1756, *PDF version, 848 KB; 4 pages)
This NebGuide discusses guidelines to quickly evaluate the performance of a sprayer. Sprayer calibration, nozzle discharge and speed checks are evaluated with minimal calculations.

Calibrating of Sprayers (Also Seeders) (NebGuide G2044, PDF, 651 KB; 4 pages)
Provides methods and calculations for calibrating sprayers and seeders for accurate in-field application plus a section on converting weights and measures.

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment (NebGuide G1770, *PDF version, 646 KB; 3 pages)
How to safely clean sprayers, nozzles and other equipment thoroughly after spraying pesticides is covered in this NebGuide.

Spray Drift of Pesticides (NebGuide G1773, *PDF version, 710 KB; 4 pages)
Conditions that cause particle drift, and best practices of spraying are discussed in this NebGuide.

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UNL Extension Publications on Pesticide Safety Topics

Managing the Risk of Pesticide Poisoning and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms (EC2505, PDF, 699 KB; 12 pages)
Accidental exposure or overexposure to pesticides can have serious health implications. Being able to recognize common pesticide poisonings and knowing what to do when pesticide poisoning occurs can prevent serious consequenses.

Safe Transport, Storage and Disposal of Pesticides (EC2507, PDF, 376 KB; 16 pages)
Most accidental pesticide poisonings occur when pesticides are mishandled. Find out how to safely store and handle pesticides, and learn the best ways to dispose of both product and containers.

Understanding the Pesticide Label (NebGuide G1955, *PDF version, 996 KB; 3 pages)
This NebGuide describes the parts of a pesticide label, to aid in understanding and promote safe and effective use of pesticide products.

Pesticide Laws and Regulations (NebGuide G479, *PDF version, 606 KB; 4 pages)
General information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide use in Nebraska.

Rinsing Pesticide Containers (NebGuide G1736, *PDF version, 958 KB; 4 pages)
Proper rinsing of pesticide containers is important in protecting the environment, saving money and meeting federal and state regulations.

Protective Clothing and Equipment for Pesticide Applicators (NebGuide G758, *PDF version, 819 KB; 4 pages)
Wearing protective clothing and equipment (PPE) when handling pesticides reduces the risk of exposure and pesticide poisoning.

Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides (NebGuide G1219, *PDF version, 633 KB; 4 pages)
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural employees from exposure to agricultural pesticides. Find out whether as an employer you are covered or exempt from the WPS and learn how to comply with it.

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Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information

Nebraska Extension EC130

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WeedSOFT Calculator

Use this tool to calculate how much product to add to your spray tank and how many spray tanks it will take to spray a field.

WeedSOFT Tank Mix Calculator (this link is best displayed in Internet Explorer)