Cody Creech - Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist

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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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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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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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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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Test plots showing sorghum (center) and other crops double-cropped after field peas in Saunders County in eastern Nebraska.

Double Cropping Pulses with Short-Season Crops, Forages, and Cover Crops in Eastern Nebraska September 6, 2018

A research project in eastern Nebraska is evaluating a double crop production system as a potential alternative to the traditional corn/soybean rotation. Following an early season crop of yellow field peas, short-season crops (corn, soybean, grain sorghum, millet and sunflower) and annual forages (forage sorghum and sorghum-Sudangrass) were planted.

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Comparison of two wheat research plots near Scottsbluff. On the left is an untreated control plot with a heavy infestation of downy brome and feral rye. On the right the same population of grassy weeds was treated with Aggressor herbicide, part of the CoAXium Wheat Production System.
Figure 1. Comparison of two wheat research plots near Scottsbluff. On the left is an untreated control plot with a heavy infestation of downy brome and feral rye. On the right the same population of grassy weeds was treated with Aggressor herbicide, part of the CoAXium Wheat Production System.

CoAXium™ Wheat Production System and Aggressor™ Herbicide for Controlling Grassy Weeds August 30, 2018

A new herbicide-tolerant wheat production system was officially unveiled in 2018 and offers growers a new means to control grassy annual weeds in wheat.

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Uncontrolled Russian thistle in seeded winter wheat field.
Uncontrolled Russian thistle in seeded winter wheat field.

Fall Strategies for Weed Control in Winter Wheat August 29, 2018

Managing weeds at least two weeks prior to planting winter wheat and then controlling winter annuals this fall are important to reducing disease, saving soil moisture, and achieving top yields next summer.

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The first year of a winter wheat seeding date study was conducted in this Panhandle field in 2018.
Figure 1. The first year of a winter wheat seeding date study was conducted in this Panhandle field in 2018.

Wheat Seeding Date Impacts Yield August 29, 2018

Wheat seeding date affects multiple factors contributing to wheat yield. While there's no perfect date for all conditions, these recommended dates have been proven and verified.

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