Weed Management

Comparison of node accrual between dicamba-injured soybean and non-injured soybean.

Dicamba’s Effect on Soybean Node Numbers August 8, 2018

Do soybean continue to produce a new node every 3.7 days despite being injured by off-target dicamba exposure? That was the question examined in this on-farm study.

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Soybean research field

Field Case Study of Dicamba-Injured Soybeans using Forensic Analysis August 8, 2018

A field of dicamba-injured soybeans is used as an example to demonstrate the forensic analysis method to determine when dicamba exposure occurred.

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Dicamba injury in soybean
Dicamba injury in soybean

Soybean Production and Dicamba Use Survey August 3, 2018

Growers, crop consultants, and other stakeholders are invited to take an online survey on new soybean production and weed management systems.

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Chart showing percentage use of pre-emergence herbicides among corn and soybean growers

Nebraska's Top Weed Problems and Most Common Herbicides July 26, 2018

The results of a 2015 survey on Nebraska's top weed challenges and how growers and agribusiness were responding was recently published in the journal Weed Technology.

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Weed control research in dry bean plots
A review of multiple studies conducted on weed management in dry beans in the US and Canada indicated that without weed control, yield losses could be as much as $720 million per year. (Photo by Nevin Lawrence)

What Would Happen if We Stopped Controlling Weeds? July 19, 2018

A recent study of 10 years of research in key dry bean production areas of the US and Canada showed the value of weed management. Without weed control losses were estimated at $720 million.

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Late herbicide application in corn after hail
Figure 1. Late herbicide application in a corn field following a June hail event in Dodge County in 2014.

Weed Management Considerations Following Hail Damage to Corn or Soybean July 12, 2018

Following a hail event, crop canopy development can be severely delayed or damaged, which can lead to increased weed development and pressure. This story looks at factors to consider when selecting among mid-season weed control options in storm-damaged fields.

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Weeds extending above mature wheat

Post-Harvest Weed Control in Winter Wheat July 11, 2018

Consider using split herbicide treatments to provide extended control of weeds after winter wheat harvest. Timely weed control can limit soil moisture loss to weeds, prevent the deposit of more weed seeds in the soil, and reduce the spread of wheat streak mosaic disease.

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Dicamba injury to soybean
Figure 1. Suspected off-target dicamba injury to soybean. (Photo by Amit Jhala)

Dicamba Off-Target Injury Reports in Nebraska June 29, 2018

Suspected off-target dicamba injury has been reported in several Nebraska counties.

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