Herbicide

Dicamba injury to soybean
Figure 1. Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. (Photo by Amit Jhala)

Dicamba Off-Target Injury Reports in Nebraska June 29, 2018

Suspected off-target dicamba injury has been reported in several Nebraska counties.

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Planning Ahead for Winter Wheat: Review Corn and Soybean Herbicide Programs April 13, 2018

If you're considering planting winter wheat next fall, be sure to review the corn and soybean herbicide programs you plan to use this spring to avoid rotation restrictions that would limit your cropping options.

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Pulse width modulation sprayer
Figure 1. The Capstan PinPoint® pulse-width modulation (PWM) sprayer used for this research is shown at the Palmer amaranth field site located near Beaver City. (Photos by Thomas Butts)

Precise Spray Droplet Sizes for Optimizing Herbicide Applications April 10, 2018

Achieving the most effective and consistent spray droplet size helps provide for precision application of pesticides, which saves input costs and reduces off-target movement. University researchers using a pulse-width modulation sprayer studied the best droplet size for effective weed control with six herbicides used in Nebraska crop production.

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Figure 1. (left) Carryover injury of atrazine (2 lb ai/ac applied in the fall) and (right) mesotrione (applied in the spring) on field peas.
Figure 1. Carryover injury of atrazine (2 lb ai/ac applied in the fall) and mesotrione (applied in the spring) on field peas.

Field Peas—A Guide to Herbicide Carryover And Herbicide Efficacy February 22, 2018

How to avoid herbicide carryover injury when designing an effective herbicide program for crop rotations integrating field peas.

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Herbicide label section
Figure 1. A careful read of the herbicide label provides important legal and educational information for your weed management program. An example of a group 2 herbicide from the sulfonylurea family and a list of other herbicides that belong to the same group and family. Paying attention to the group name makes it easier to ensure that herbicide(s) from the same group are not repeated within a growing season or the next year.

What Should You Look For in a Herbicide Label January 26, 2018

A herbicide label is a legal document providing important information about a herbicide, its appropriate use, and the precautions needed to avoid off-target movement and to protect environmental quality. It can also help you achieve the most efficient and sustainable application. Learn more about what to watch for on herbicide product labels.

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Dicamba injury at various growth stages
Dicamba injury at various growth stages

Research on the Impact of Dicamba Micro-Rates on Non Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans January 10, 2018

Research at the university's Haskell Ag Lab at Concord in 2016 and 2017 studied the effects of microrates of two dicamba products applied at one of three soybean growth stages. The trials showed that non-dicamba tolerant soybeans were sensitive to even very low micro-rates of Engenia and XtendiMax; response varied according to amount and growth stage, with exposure at later stages having less effect.

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Corn field with severe weed population
Figure 1. A corn field in south central Nebraska without preemergence herbicide application. Applying a well-timed postemergence herbicide will be the only control option. (Photos by Amit Jhala).

Consider Corn Growth Stage When Applying Postemergence Herbicides June 14, 2017

When applying postemergence herbicides, consider corn growth stage, weed species present, and crop and weed heights. The article includes how to determine corn growth stage, recommendations to avoid problems, and a table of application restrictions for common postemergence herbicides.

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Weeds in corn
Figure 1. A wet soybean field in south-central Nebraska. A pre-emergence herbicide was applied but due to continued excessive rainfall, the herbicide was washed away and weeds have started emerging.

Effect of Excessive Rainfall on Efficacy of Residual Herbicides Applied in Corn and Soybean May 23, 2017

How excessive rainfall may affect the efficacy of residual herbicides is complex and influenced by multiple properties of the soil and the herbicide applied.

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