Amit Jhala - Extension Weed Management Specialist

Palmer amaranth in soybean field

Harvest Aid Herbicide Options in Soybean

September 17, 2020
As we get close to soybean harvest, some herbicides can be applied as harvest aids (desiccant) to desiccate weeds and improve harvest operation. While weeds can interfere with harvest equipment, some producers see the benefit of a harvest aid in creating a more rapid and efficient harvest.

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#NField Observations and Chats – New Program Series From Nebraska Extension

August 14, 2020
We are expanding the N Field Observations & introducing “N Field Chat” sessions starting this Tuesday August 18 at 7 pm. N Field Chat is a live question & answer session on-line with experts from Nebraska Extension including both specialists & educators from throughout the state.

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herbicide being applied to soybean field

Ninth Circuit Court Orders Cancellation of Three Dicamba Products - Updated

June 6, 2020
On June 8, 2020 the EPA release a statement providing farmers with needed guidance following the Ninth Circuit Court ruling.

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Dicamba damage in soybeans

Ninth Circuit Court Orders Cancellation of Three Dicamba Products

June 5, 2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling on June 3, 2020 that immediately cancelled the registration of XtendiMax®, FeXapan®, and Engenia® primarily used in dicamba-resistant soybean, also known as Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean.

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Arrested ears with a ‘primordial tip’ due to pesticide application + NIS prior to tassel

Corn Ear Development Impacts from Post-emergence Pesticide Applications

June 4, 2020
Corn ear abnormalities have been noted the past few years. Tracing back the information on various field calls often pointed to a misunderstanding of proper growth stages when making post-emergence herbicide applications in addition to pre-tassel fungicide and insecticide applications.

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soybean seedling emerging

Q & A: What is Causing Problems with Soybean Emergence?

June 4, 2020
The past two weeks, we’ve received a number of calls regarding injured soybean plants during emergence. Additional questions include “What caused this?” and “Do I need to replant?” The following is what we’ve seen thus far.

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soybean seedlings

Soil Residual Herbicide Options after Soybean Emergence

June 3, 2020
Soybean planting was early this year in Nebraska, but dry soil conditions in most of May resulted in poor activation of pre-emergence herbicides applied in rain-fed fields and subsequently less than expected weed control.

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corn showing various growth stages

Accurately Growth Staging Corn after Lower Leaf Loss and Implication for Post-emergence Herbicide Application

May 29, 2020
After a frost, or hail event, the dead tissue is not able to resurrect itself and is eventually sloughed off as the plant continues to grow. Thus a common question is how do I determine corn growth stage when I can no longer count leaves?

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