Weed Management

Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management in Nebraska

Nebraska Extension EC130

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Publications on General Topics in Weed Science

Use of Herbicide Tolerant Crops as a Component of an Integrated Weed Management Program (NebGuide G1484, *PDF version, 290 KB; 4 pages)
This NebGuide provides general guidelines for using herbicide tolerant crops in an integrated weed management program to ensure the long-term viability and profitability of this technology while protecting natural resources.

A Quick Test for Herbicide Carryover in the Soil (NebGuide G1891, *PDF version, 745 KB; 3 pages)
How can you tell if you have herbicide carryover in your fields? Plants grown in soil samples can tell.

Weed Targeting Herbicide Management: Precision Agriculture (EC708, PDF, 358KB; 6 pages)
Site-specific weed management and herbicide application is an effective way to minimize herbicide costs, maximize weed control and prevent unnecessary environmental waste. This publication, part of the precision agriculture series, explains basic principles of site-specific weed control.

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Sensitive Crop Locator

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
The Sensitive Crops Locator, part of DriftWatch, is intended to identify locations within the state that grow sensitive crops such as grapes and organics. After sensitive sites are identified, a pesticide applicator can take appropriate action to avoid injuring the crop due to herbicide drift, etc.

Nebraska Extension Publications on Pesticide Safety Topics

Managing the Risk of Pesticide Poisoning and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms (EC2505)
Accidental exposure or overexposure to pesticides can have serious health implications. Being able to recognize common pesticide poisonings and knowing what to do when pesticide poisoning occurs can prevent serious consequenses.

Safe Transport, Storage and Disposal of Pesticides (EC2507) 
Most accidental pesticide poisonings occur when pesticides are mishandled. Find out how to safely store and handle pesticides, and learn the best ways to dispose of both product and containers.

Understanding the Pesticide Label (G1955)
This NebGuide describes the parts of a pesticide label, to aid in understanding and promote safe and effective use of pesticide products.

Pesticide Laws and Regulations (G479)
General information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide use in Nebraska.

Rinsing Pesticide Containers (G1736)
Proper rinsing of pesticide containers is important in protecting the environment, saving money and meeting federal and state regulations.

Protective Clothing and Equipment for Pesticide Applicators (G758)
Wearing protective clothing and equipment (PPE) when handling pesticides reduces the risk of exposure and pesticide poisoning.

Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides (G1219)
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural employees from exposure to agricultural pesticides. Find out whether as an employer you are covered or exempt from the WPS and learn how to comply with it.

Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information (EC130)