Managing today’s weed challenges, integrating cover crops, and identifying and controlling new pest threats are among the featured topics at the Nebraska Crop Management Conference Jan. 28-29 in Kearney.
The new “Resistance Management Webinar Series” starting this January will feature live presentations from guest speakers on current resistance issues and research. Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers.
When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. This guide can help you determine which traits you need where.
Consider these three guidelines to ensure maximum weed control with Liberty in LibertyLink corn and soybean and view a time-lapse video demonstrating how quickly waterhemp regrows when treatment occurs after the optimal weed height of 4 inches or less.
Results from a 2017 weed management trial on glyphosate-resistant ragweed indicated two applications were often more efficient and cost effective than either three applications or one application of herbicide.
One of the challenges with spring burndown application is timing. Wet and windy conditions can delay spraying and under these conditions weeds can grow significantly in a few days. Waiting until planting to spray troublesome weeds such as marestail may be too late to achieve adequate control. In addition, waiting until soybean planting limits the available herbicide options since there are relatively few labeled effective burndown chemicals for spraying at this time. The following section identifies key treatment aspects to consider for several resistant varieties in Nebraska.
Soybean planting has started in Nebraska and it’s time to apply pre-emergence herbicides. Six weeds have evolved resistance to glyphosate in Nebraska. The best way to effectively control resistant and other hard-to-control weeds is by applying residual, pre-emergence herbicides with multiple effective modes of action. Several new herbicides recently registered in soybean are in this category and could be considered.