Weed Management

Cover 2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska
Cover 2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska

2018 Weed, Disease, and Insect Management Guide January 11, 2018

The 2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska is now available in print or as a download. The 332-page guide offers a single, comprehensive resource based on Nebraska research and conditions.

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Graph showing level of damage compared with date of dicamba application

Results of 2017 Survey on Nebraska Soybean Farmers’ Adoption of Xtend Technology and Off-Target Dicamba Movement December 14, 2017

In summer 2017, 312 Nebraska farmers from 60 counties responded to a survey on their perception on dicamba use in Xtend soybeans. The survey asked about outcomes of applying dicamba in Xtend soybeans and perceived injury in non-Xtend soybeans.

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field pennycress post herbicide app
Figure 1. Survival of field pennycress due to application of burndown herbicide when the temperature was below 40°F for an extended time. (Photos by Amit Jhala)

Low Temperature and Frost May Affect Efficacy of Burndown Herbicides November 9, 2017

In many areas fall herbicide applications were delayed due to the late harvest. Applications can still be effective, depending on weeds present, temperature, rate of herbicide and additives used. The article offers recommendations for these late-fall applications and their importance, particularly for control of herbicide-resistant marestail.

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Figure 1. The new dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)
Figure 1. The new dicamba and Enlist herbicides require specific nozzle types for application. Check the product label before spraying to ensure you have the correct nozzle. (Photos by Bob Klein)

University & Sprayer Co. Experts to Address Dicamba and Enlist Application November 2, 2017

Learn how to achieve maximum performance while avoiding injury to conventional and non-Xtend soybeans at a Nov. 15 Sprayer Clinic. The clinic, which will be held at the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, will focus on application of the new dicamba and Enlist herbicides.

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Common mullein

Managing Common Mullein this Fall September 27, 2017

Fall is an excellent time to ramp up control measures against common mullein, whose rosette stage is highly susceptible to herbicide in the fall as nutrients are translocated to the roots for next years’ growth.

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thistle rosette

Controlling Thistles in October September 25, 2017

Timing is everything, especially with thistle control in pastures. October and November are the optimum times to control these weeds even if they can be hard to see at this time.

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Figure 1. This new Nebraska Extension circular offers information on distinguishing the major grasses found in Nebraska cropland when they're small and should be managed. (A) Auricles of Canada wildrye clasping the stem, and (B) ligule and auricles of Canada wildrye.

New Nebraska Resource on Identifying Grass Weeds in Crops September 13, 2017

A new Nebraska Extension guide shows how to identify and differentiate various grass weeds common to Nebraska agronomic fields.

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