Weed Management

Weed guide customer map
Figure 1: Weed Guide customers across the USA (data from UNL Marketplace, 2019). (Photo by Stevan Knezevic)

Extension Marks 61 Years of Weed Guide with User Survey

May 5, 2021
Producers and other agricultural professionals are invited to participate in an anonymous survey about how they utilize Nebraska Extension's Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska.

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Pasture and Forage Minute: Weed Control and Cross Fencing Strategies

May 4, 2021
Extension educators discuss methods for controlling musk thistles in pastures this spring, plus recommendations on herbicides for alfalfa weeds and using electric fence as a cross fencing tool to encourage more uniform grazing.

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Plant disease photo collage

Sample Testing Underway at Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic

April 22, 2021
With operations resuming in full at the Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab this spring, growers have several options for submitting weed, insect and plant disease samples for testing in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Extension Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic Courses Available Online

April 20, 2021
For the first time, the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics — which can be used to earn Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits — are offered via an e-learning online option.

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Cattle in pasture
If there are changes to your animal intake or pasture productivity, it can disrupt the balance of your stocking rate. Annual evaluation is necessary to maintain an equitable distribution of animals on your pastures.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Adjusting Stocking Rates, Baleage Equipment and Summer Annual Grass Control

April 15, 2021
Extension Educators Ben Beckman and Brad Schick review the importance of analyzing and adjusting stocking rates, equipment required for proper haylage and baleage, and controlling pesky summer annual grasses.

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Field Crop Scout Training poster

Nebraska Extension Provides Interactive Introductory Field Scout Online Training May 11

April 14, 2021
A training course for summer employees working in the ag industry, as well as corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests.

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Cover crop termination timing chart

Managing Residual Herbicides with Cover Crops

April 8, 2021
This article discusses the fate of residual herbicides applied to crop residue and living cover crops, and how this may influence herbicide effectiveness.

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Fall seeded cover crop field
Figure 1. A fall seeded cover crop such as cereal rye can be a great tool for preventing the emergence of horseweed and other winter annual weed species, as well as suppressing early-season waterhemp emergence.

Final Results from a Multi-state Study on Cover Crop Termination with Herbicides

April 8, 2021
Proper spring termination of cover crops is important in order to be able to plant your cash crop successfully, and to prevent competition between crops. 

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