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This Week on N Field: Field Pennycress

May 16, 2024
Identification of field pennycress is key for management this fall. See this N Field episode for tips on scouting and control options.

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Tractor with flame weeding equipment attached
Several local organic farmers who utilize flame weeding will share their experiences with the technique during the workshop Aug. 22 at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center. (Department of Agronomy and Horticulture photo)

Flame Weeding Workshop on Aug. 22 at ENREEC

May 16, 2024
The workshop will feature demonstrations on how to do proper flaming to control over 10 major Midwestern weeds in field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, soybean, sorghum, sunflower, alfalfa and wheat.

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Musk thistle
For pastures with noxious weed thistles like this musk thistle, now is the time for spring herbicide applications, while the plants are still in the short rosette to bolted growth stages prior to flowering. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Selecting Summer Forages, Thistle Control Options

May 9, 2024
Insights on pasture rental rates, selecting summer forage based on needs for your operation, and control options for noxious weed thistles in pastures.

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Alfalfa field irrigated by center pivot
Early season irrigation linked with first cutting alfalfa can potentially lower water use sharply, as transpiration is lower when the leaf foliage is removed.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Early Season Irrigation, Controlling Alfalfa Weevil

April 23, 2024
This week, extension educators discuss strategies for early season irrigation of alfalfa to lower seasonal water use, controlling alfalfa weevil and flash grazing in spring to mitigate early pasture weeds.

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Man operates drone in field
Though the startup costs can seem daunting, drones can help producers save time and reduce costs on numerous tasks involved in managing livestock.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Drones for Livestock Management, Drought Recovery

April 9, 2024
This week, extension educators weigh in on the pros and cons of drone use for livestock producers, and considerations for drought-damaged pastures and controlling winter annual weeds in alfalfa. 

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Palmer amaranth in dry beans
Figure 1. Photo of Palmer amaranth abundance in the dry bean only (left) and cover crop (right) plot.

Can Cover Crops Help with Weed Control?

March 20, 2024
UNL's Weed Science Program is investigating the benefits of using winter and spring seeded cover crops to control weeds in dry beans.

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Amit Jhala speaks to attendees while standing in field
The 2024 Weed Management Field Day will feature on-site demonstrations of new technology and herbicides for corn, soybean and sorghum.

Nebraska Extension Weed Management Field Day June 26 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

March 4, 2024
This year's Weed Management Field Day will feature in-person tours and field experiments to give attendees a closer look at new herbicides and technologies.

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Farmer stands in sugarbeet field
A farmer walks a weedy sugarbeet field at a weed tour in June at the UNL Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center in Scottsbluff. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Palmer Amaranth in the West Symposium Scheduled in March

February 29, 2024
Academics, industry leaders and impacted stakeholders will discuss Palmer amaranth's current and anticipated impacts across the Midwest during this free, live-streamed event.

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