Weed Management

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: Controlling Leafy Spurge, Timing Grass Hay Harvest

June 1, 2022
Extension educators share tips on determining water needs for cattle, options for controlling leafy spurge, and a grass hay harvest timeline.

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Silage making

Pasture and Forage Minute: Small Grain Harvesting for Forage, Management Strategies for Musk Thistle, Pasture Fertilizer

May 18, 2022
Extension educators review the pros and cons of harvesting small grains for forage this year, and share tips on how to control musk thistle and fertilize warm-season grass pastures. 

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Cattle in pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Spring Weed Control, Pasture Conditions and Alfalfa Irrigation

April 21, 2022
Extension educators explain why grazing could be your best early spring weed control method, review trigger dates to assess moisture levels and pasture conditions, and more. 

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Amit Jhala at SCAL field day
The 2022 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 29 at South Central Agricultural Laboratory

April 15, 2022
This year's field day will include on-site demonstrations of new technology and herbicides, including including Enlist corn and soybean, XtendFlex soybean, iGrowth and INZEN sorghum.

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Soil seedbank trays

Expanding the Integrated Weed Management Toolbox: Winter Cover Crop Impacts on Weed Dynamics in Eastern and Central Nebraska

April 4, 2022
Results of a 2021 UNL study to determine cover crop impacts on weed suppression through analysis of the soil seedbank.

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Cattle grazing
Cattle grazing cereal rye cover crop near Tecumseh. (CropWatch file photo)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Dormant Alfalfa Weed Control, Cover Crop Forage Strategies

February 16, 2022
With a late fall cutting and minimal snow, extension educators detail the importance of timely weed control in stressed alfalfa this spring. Plus — why planning cover crops for forage should begin immediately.

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Palmer amaranth in dry beans

Impact and Seed Production of Palmer Amaranth in Dry Beans

January 4, 2022
Results of a 2020-21 study investigating the impact of uncontrolled Palmer amaranth in dry beans. Using pinto beans, researchers were able to pinpoint yield loss and potential seed production of Palmer amaranth.

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 Nightshade plant
Large populations of black nightshade in corn stalks can be deadly to livestock, so careful observation during grazing is recommended.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Nightshade Poisoning, Planning Forage During Shortages and Inflation

October 18, 2021
This week, extension educators address concerns about cattle grazing black nightshade in corn fields and preparing a forage plan for 2022 to mitigate rising costs of inputs.

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