Amit Jhala - Extension Weed Management Specialist

Uuncontrolled giant ragweed

Planting Interval of Corn and Soybean after 2,4-D/ Dicamba Burndown Application April 7, 2017

With cold, wet conditions in March, many producers may be facing a smaller than expected window for making their herbicide burndown applications in April. This makes timely applications now even more important to provide for a proper interval before planting this year.

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Status of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Nebraska March 20, 2017

Nine weed species in Nebraska have now evolved resistance to at least one group of herbicides. Six weed species — common ragweed, common waterhemp, marestail, kochia, giant ragweed, and Palmer amaranth — have confirmed resistance to glyphosate. Rotate herbicide sites of action and weed control practice to avoid contributing to this trend.

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glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth
Figure 1. A female glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth plant in a soybean field in south-central Nebraska. This plant has the capacity to produce up to half a million seeds. (All photos by Parminder Chahal)

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in South-Central Nebraska March 15, 2017

Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats.) is a C4 dioecious species (separate male and female plants) native to the southwestern United States.

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Marestail seedling and field infested with marestail
Figures 1 (inset). Marestail plant forming rosette in spring. Figure 2. Corn field infested with glyphosate-resistant marestail in eastern Nebraska. (All photos by Debalin Sarangi).

When is a Good Time to Scout and Control Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail? March 8, 2017

Marestail, also known as horseweed or Canada fleabane, is a winter or summer annual weed in Nebraska. Historically, marestail was found in waste area, field edges, along roadsides, and railway tracks; however, no-till crop production systems over the last 20 years favor marestail germination and establishment in agronomic crops in Nebraska.

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Soybean field treated with Sonic herbicide

New Soybean Herbicides for 2017 March 6, 2017

Information on new soybean herbicides, incuding their modes of action

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New Corn Herbicides for 2017 February 24, 2017

Information on new herbicides for corn that will be available for the 2017 crop production season.

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Section of the Herbicide Classification Chart
Section of the Herbicide Classification Chart

2017 Chart for Selection of Herbicides Based on Site of Action February 2, 2017

Management of glyphosate-resistant weeds is now the greatest challenge for Nebraska crop producers and land managers. The 2017 Herbicide Classification Chart from Take Action Against Weeds is an easy means for identifying herbicide site of action to avoid repeated use of the same action on the same field.

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Field trial with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and a pre and post herbicide application.

Understanding the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybean Weed Management System November 11, 2016

A new soybean cultivar with dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybean is expected to be planted on over 15 million acres in 2017, offering an additional means of managing herbicide-resistant weeds. The weed management system, which was tested the last four years in Nebraska trials, provides for use of Roundup Xtend™ of XtendiMax™ (dicamba).

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