Invasive Weeds

Common mullein

Common Mullein Control: Herbicide Choice and Application Timing

October 7, 2020
Effective weed control in range, pasture, and CRP depends on selectivity and timing. In selecting an herbicide for common mullein control, there are a lot of options.

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Rejuvra™: A New Herbicide for Battling Cheatgrass

October 7, 2020
Rejuvra™ is a new rangeland herbicide product from Bayer that works differently from existing cheatgrass herbicide products. Rejuvra™ can provide control for more than a year after application.

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leafy spurge

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Leafy Spurge

July 14, 2020
Leafy spurge is also known as wolf’s milk, faitours-grass or tithymal, and reproduces from seed and vegetative root buds. It is 1 to 3 feet tall with blueish-green leaves with round edges. Flowers are surrounded by heart-shaped yellow-green bracts which hold three round to oblong seeds.

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Phragmites growing along the Platte River in Nebraska

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Phragmites

June 8, 2020
The non-native species originated in Europe and was introduced into the United States along the east coast in the early 19th century. Today, non-native phragmites can be found over much of North America.

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invasive musk thistle

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Musk Thistle

May 20, 2020
Musk thistle is a non-native biennial forb but can behave occasionally as an annual. It reproduces/spreads from seed and is a prolific seed producer.

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field bindweed

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Field Bindweed

May 4, 2020
Field bindweed is also known as small bindweed, European bindweed, and Creeping Jenny Management and control of field bindweed is difficult due to its extensive root system and long life of the seeds. Depleting the root reserves of the plant and reducing sprouting is key to successful management.

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Canada thistle plant

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Canada Thistle

April 22, 2020
Canada thistle is a designated noxious weed under the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Program. Prevention is the best and cheapest management option.

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Scotch thistle

Watch for Invasive Plants After the Flood

April 23, 2019
Flood waters likely moved weed seeds, possibly introducing invasive or particularly problematic weeds in new areas of the state. Management of many of these weed species is best achieved early season when several practices may be integrated to achieve control.

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