Cody Creech - Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

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Figure 1. Weeds that are cut off with the combine header will need to regrow before they can be controlled.
Figure 1. Weeds that are cut off with the combine header will need to regrow before they can be controlled.

Controlling Weeds Post-Harvest in Winter Wheat July 12, 2019

Wet weather this year made timely herbicide applications in winter wheat difficult, allowing substantial weed populations to get a foothold. The author discusses cultural and chemical options for weed management.

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Figure 1. Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well
Figure 1. Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well. (Photo by Gary Hein)

Why Control of Volunteer Wheat is Critical to Protecting 2020 Yields July 12, 2019

Volunteer wheat can create a "green bridge," providing a route for mites to move to and infest emerging wheat. These mites can then transmit wheat streak mosaic virus, High Plains virus, and Triticum mosaic virus, or all of them to create a complex of infections.

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Figure 1. Wheat flowering in Clay County

Wheat Update May 24, 2019

Wheat growth is running 7-10 days behind normal across much of the state, which may push the grain-fill period into some of the hottest days of the wheat season. Delayed development likely helped most wheat escape injury from snow and low temperatures early this week.

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Field of Panhandle wheat

Panhandle Wheat Report May 3, 2019

Wheat growth in the Panhandle has been hampered by cold temperatures this spring and is behind normal development, but overall it is expected to yield well.

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Two photos showing carryover injury of atrazine in the fall and mesotrione applied in the spring on field peas
Figure 1. Carryover injury from atrazine (2 lbs/ai per acre applied in the fall) and mesotrione (applied in the spring) on field peas. (Photos by Strahinja Stepanovic)

Field Pea Guide to Herbicide Carryover and Herbicide Efficacy March 21, 2019

When integrating field peas into a crop rotation, herbicide carryover is one of the most important things to consider. This guide can help you plan your herbicide program to avoid potential crop injury due to carryover injury.

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Double cropping trial near Mead

Double Cropping Field Peas with Cover Crops, Forages, and Short-Season Crops January 9, 2019

Farmers throughout the Corn Belt may want to consider diversifying traditional corn and soybean rotations to increase agronomic sustainability and to spread financial risks associated with low market prices of corn and soybean. An alternative is a more diverse crop rotation using field pea (short-season grain crop) followed by cover crops, forages, or short-season crops (Figure 1).

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Hairy vetch cover crop

Impact of Cover Crop Management on Rainfed Corn Production in Western Nebraska January 9, 2019

Researchers report their findings from a one-year cover crop study at two sites in western Nebraska to study the impact of planting and termination dates and cover crop species selection. This article is part of the Crop Production Clinic Proceedings 2019.

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Marestail seedlings
Figure 1. Due to plenty of soil moisture this fall, marestail emergence was relatively early and over a longer period, leading to variable sizes of marestail plants that needed to be controlled before planting winter wheat. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Q&A: How Can I Control Winter Annuals Now Before Planting Wheat? October 24, 2018

What is your herbicide recommendation for someone who wants to plant wheat, but has a lot of winter annuals coming up, including marestail?

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