Amit Jhala - Extension Weed Management Specialist

Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. Cupped leaves are often indicative of dicamba injury. (Photos by Amit Jhala)
Figure 1. Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. Cupped leaves are often indicative of dicamba injury. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Dicamba Off-Target Injury Continues in 2019 in Nebraska

August 16, 2019
As the crop season progresses, questions about dicamba off-target injury in soybean, broadleaf crops, and trees are increasing in Nebraska. If you suspect off-target injury in one of your fields, here's a reminder of what to do.

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Tweet from Justin McMechan on scouting for soybean gall midge

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 29 - Aug. 2)

August 1, 2019
Crop reports from Extension Educators and specialists from across the state, including videos and Tweets.

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Check Herbicide Restrictions before Planting and Using Cover Crops

June 28, 2019
Cover crops offer many benefits for prevented planting fields; however, including them in a rotation adds another layer of complexity, particularly when it comes to plant-back restrictions for previously applied herbicides. Here's what to check before selecting a cover crop species.

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Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in corn
Figure 1. Figure 1. Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth infesting a corn field in south central Nebraska. (Archive photo by Amit Jhala)

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Field Day July 10

June 7, 2019
Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist from the University of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day on Wednesday, July 10, near Carleton.

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Part of a row of corn struggling to survive
These plants, in a Clay County corn field, are in deep water and deep trouble! The bright vibrant greens of typical V2 to V3 seedlings are replaced with sickly yellows, indicating plummeting chlorophyll readings and photosynthesis. Roots of these oxygen-starved plants are no longer growing and are likely dying. The soil to which they are anchored has changed dramatically and full plant recovery is likely not possible. (Photos by Roger Elmore)

Corn Establishment and Growth in Saturated Soils: A Brief Review of New Research

May 31, 2019
How long can seedling corn survive under flooded conditions? A review of current scientific literature offers new understandings of when and how plant injury occurs and what factors affect it.

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Marestail

Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail with Post-Emergence Herbicides in Corn and Soybean

May 29, 2019
Several post-emergence herbicides are available for control of marestail where spring weather may have interfered with application or efficacy of early spring burndown and/or pre-emergence herbicide applications.

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Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala describes ongoing research on new technologies and practices at a previous Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Day. This year's event will be June 26.

South Central Weed Management Field Day is June 26

May 14, 2019
On-site demonstrations of herbicides for weed control in corn, popcorn, and soybean and a study on terminating cereal rye before and after planting soybean are among those to be featured at the university's South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center.

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Tavium: A New Premix of Dicamba and S-Metolachlor is Labeled

April 25, 2019
A new dicamba-based herbicide, Tavium, has been approved for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean (dicamba/glyphosate-resistant soybean). Like the other dicamba-based soybean herbicides, it requires special training before it can be used.

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