Robert Klein - Emeritus Extension Professor

Robert Klein West Central Research and Extension Center
402 W State Farm Rd
North Platte NE 69101-7751
308-696-6705
robert.klein@unl.edu


Wheat field with significant standing residue following harvest
Using a stripper header can leave significant standing residue to catch more snow in winter and reduce soil moisture evaporation. It also will taken longer to decompose, protecting the soil over a longer period. (Photos by Bob Klein)

Managing Wheat Residue and Controlling Weeds

August 30, 2019
Due to the late wheat harvest throughout western Nebraska, weeds growing in unharvested fields grew much longer than usual. In some fields weeds matured and produced seed. These weed control measures and residue management will be particularly important for the next wheat crop.

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Seedling wheat field

Determining the Seeding Rate for Winter Wheat

August 28, 2019
Determining an optimum winter wheat seeding rate for your location depends on several factors. The seeding rate table and information here can help you determine a recommended rate and how to adjust it for various conditions.

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Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. Cupped leaves are often indicative of dicamba injury. (Photos by Amit Jhala)
Figure 1. Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. Cupped leaves are often indicative of dicamba injury. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Dicamba Off-Target Injury Continues in 2019 in Nebraska

August 16, 2019
As the crop season progresses, questions about dicamba off-target injury in soybean, broadleaf crops, and trees are increasing in Nebraska. If you suspect off-target injury in one of your fields, here's a reminder of what to do.

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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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A snowy field with grass
Figure 1. Snow and freezing temperatures in the Nebraska Panhandle this week are likely to cause some leaf burn in wheat, but are not expected to cause extensive crop damage. (Photo by Cody Creech)

Assessing Freeze Injury to Winter Wheat

May 2, 2019
With freezing temperatures in the Panhandle May 1-2, wheat injury may have occurred. This guide addresses injury potential at various growth stages, factors contributing to injury, and why it's important to delay assessment for several days afterward.

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Over a Half Century of Trying to Solve Weed Management Challenges

January 9, 2019
Emeritus Extension Professor Bob Klein discusses the evolution of weed management systems during his career as a university weeds specialist.

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