Weed Management

How Cool, Rainy Weather Affects Burndown Herbicide Efficacy

April 22, 2016
Cold, wet conditions this spring may have delayed some growers from applying burndown herbicides when they would like to for utmost effectiveness. Low temperatures and wet weather can negatively impact herbicide performance.

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Weed Management in Speciality Crops Focus of Panhandle Seminar

April 12, 2016

Weed control in specialty crops is the topic for an April  21 presentation at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence will speak at 3 p.m. in the Bluestem Room at the Panhandle Center, 4502 Avenue I.

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DiFlexx DUO: A New Corn Herbicide

April 8, 2016

DiFlexx™ DUO is a herbicide for control of annual broadleaf and grass weeds in field corn, corn grown for silage, popcorn, and seed corn and for post-harvest burndown weed control. It is a premix of DiFlexx (dicamba: 19.73%) and Laudis (tembotrione: 2.83%).

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Controlling Winter Annual Bromes in Pastures with Herbicides

April 1, 2016

Cheatgrass, downy brome, wild oats. Last fall’s moisture is making these early weeds a big problem in pastures this spring, reducing pasture quality and carrying capacity.

What can you spray to get rid of winter annual weeds like these?

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Start Now to Manage Early Weeds in Your Soybean Fields

April 1, 2016
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Figure 2.  Temperature probability for April 7-13 (Source: NOAA Climate Prediction Center)

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Using Preplant Tillage to Manage Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed

March 31, 2016
Tillage can be an important tool in diversified weed management when used judiciously and combined with other weed control tools such as crop rotation and herbicides.

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New Corn Herbicides for 2016

March 21, 2016

Several new herbicides have been registered for weed control in corn. These herbicides do not have an active ingredient with a new mode of action, but rather are pre-mixtures of existing herbicides. They can provide excellent weed control if applied according to label directions. A season-long weed management plan should include herbicides with multiple modes of action.

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Herbicide Options for Planting Forage Cover Crops after Corn and Soybean

March 18, 2016

Cover crop adoption is continuing to increase throughout Nebraska. Respondents to the 2015 cover crop survey conducted during Nebraska extension meetings indicated the top five desired benefits from cover crops are

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