Common mullein is an invasive weed threatening western Nebraska land use. Here's what you need to know to be on your guard as prevention and early control are the best and the cheapest management options.
In western Nebraska when wheatgrass, especially crested wheatgrass, starts growing, it’s time to begin monitoring for black grass bugs. Feeding damage caused by these insects can substantially reduce wheatgrass forage production.
Fall is an excellent time to ramp up control measures against common mullein, whose rosette stage is highly susceptible to herbicide in the fall as nutrients are translocated to the roots for next years’ growth.