Weed Management

Oat ryegrass mixture
A spring pasture mix of oats and ryegrass. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Weed Control, Planting Oats for Extra Forage

July 22, 2021
This week, extension educators review summer weed control strategies for alfalfa, the benefits of using oats as a fall forage crop, plus the latest information on the 2021 Nebraska Grazing Conference.

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Corn forage

Pasture and Forage Minute: Grazing Management Strategies for Weather Issues, Wheat Harvest

June 29, 2021
This week, extension educators highlight the importance of adjusting your grazing strategies for weather setbacks and wheat harvest, plus best practices for controlling bluegrass in irrigated alfalfa.

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Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well
Figure 1. The wheat-mite-virus complex has extreme potential to impact yield the following year if high risk volunteer wheat situations are not managed well. (Photo by Gary Hein)

Do You Need to Control Volunteer Wheat to Protect the Next Season’s Winter Wheat Crop?

June 29, 2021
Volunteer wheat can provide the summer "green bridge" for the disease wheat streak mosaic and other virus diseases. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed shattered from heads during hailstorms.

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Palmer amaranth field day demo
Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist, demonstrating results of weed management research program in soybean field to clientele.

Nebraska Extension Field Day for Management of Atrazine/Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth

June 9, 2021
The in-person Palmer amaranth field day will feature on-site demonstrations on controlling atrazine/glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in Roundup Ready/LibertyLink corn, Enlist corn and non-GMO white corn in Nebraska.

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Amit Jhala talks at field day
The 2021 Weed Management Field Day will feature on-site demonstrations of new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean, sorghum and sweet corn.

Weed Management Field Day June 23 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

June 8, 2021
The Weed Management Field Day will highlight new technology and new herbicides for corn, soybean, sorghum and sweet corn, plus field experiments on weed control options for various herbicide programs.

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Leafy spurge
Leafy spurge is an aggressive noxious weed that is difficult to remove once established. For optimum control, early detection and herbicides are recommended. (Photo by Ben Beckman)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Time for Forage Program Analysis, Fertilizing Grasses and Spurge Control

May 25, 2021
The end of May is a good time to assess various pasture and forage needs, such as the status of your annual hay and forage program, potential need for fertilizing warm-season grasses and controlling leafy spurge in its early stages.

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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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Pivot irrigation

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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