Weed Control

alfalfa field

Weed Control in Alfalfa Post Green-Up

April 29, 2020
Scouting in early spring is the best way to categorize current weed problems and those that may become issues later in the season and into the following year.

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Cover crop research plots in 2017

Spring-planted Cover Crops for Weed Control in Organic Soybean

March 25, 2020
Weed control in organic soybean usually includes frequent pre-plant tillage operations but spring rains often make it difficult to get into the fields for timely tillage. As a result, weed pressure can be high. Cover crops can help suppress weeds, but after corn harvest it is often too late to establish cover crops. Spring-planting cover crops may be an alternative to fall-planting.

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Demonstration of 3-row flame weeder for agronomic crops

Save the Date: Flame Weeding Workshop Aug. 19

April 10, 2019
A full-day Flame Weeding Workshop with presentations and demonstrations will be held Aug. 19 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Ithaca.

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Marestail seedlings
Figure 1. Due to plenty of soil moisture this fall, marestail emergence was relatively early and over a longer period, leading to variable sizes of marestail plants that needed to be controlled before planting winter wheat. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Q&A: How Can I Control Winter Annuals Now Before Planting Wheat?

October 24, 2018
What is your herbicide recommendation for someone who wants to plant wheat, but has a lot of winter annuals coming up, including marestail?

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