Pasture and Forage Minute: Increasing Alfalfa Productivity with Grass Mixtures, Spring Weed Control
March 9, 2023
Interseeding cool-season perennial grasses into alfalfa and applying herbicides in early spring are reliable methods of improving alfalfa production and health this growing season.
Managing Weed Seeds in Manure
December 9, 2022
Weed seeds in manure can be problematic when they result in overgrown, weedy fields after manure application. Luckily, there are some measures that reduce the viability of those weed seeds.
Wiping Paraquat as a Rescue or Salvage Treatment in Sugarbeet
November 9, 2022
To manage glyphosate-resistant Palmer in low-growing crops like sugarbeet, wipers filled with paraquat can be adapted by using the right speed, wiper height and wiper saturation.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Yucca Control and Fall Irrigation
October 24, 2022
Extension educators explain why winter grazing can be an effective tool to reduce yucca stands in rangeland and how to plan late fall irrigation in winter annual crops.
Nebraska Extension Weed Science School on Nov. 9 Near Mead
October 13, 2022
University and industry speakers will address current weed science issues and recommendations for improving herbicide applications for management of herbicide-resistant weeds.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Baling Soybean Residue, Winterizing Alfalfa by Growing Degree Days
October 11, 2022
Higher hay prices and forage shortfalls have many producers considering baling soybean residue, but it's important to first analyze the cost effectiveness. Plus — concerns on nightshade and winterizing alfalfa.
Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing for Interseeding, Controlling Thistles and Fall Armyworms
September 27, 2022
Following last year's atypical infestation of fall armyworm caterpillars, extension educators urge preparedness in the event of a reoccurrence this fall. Plus — why overgrazing is a good strategy prior to interseeding legumes.
Preventing Weed Seed Distribution from Combines
September 22, 2022
Weed seeds accumulate in different parts of a combine during harvest, encouraging weed growth in new fields; however, weed seed distribution can be reduced by targeting specific areas of the combine for a quick clean-out at the end of the day.