Weed Management

field bindweed

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Field Bindweed

May 4, 2020
Field bindweed is also known as small bindweed, European bindweed, and Creeping Jenny Management and control of field bindweed is difficult due to its extensive root system and long life of the seeds. Depleting the root reserves of the plant and reducing sprouting is key to successful management.

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alfalfa field

Weed Control in Alfalfa Post Green-Up

April 29, 2020
Scouting in early spring is the best way to categorize current weed problems and those that may become issues later in the season and into the following year.

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Canada thistle plant

Nebraska Invasive Weed: Canada Thistle

April 22, 2020
Canada thistle is a designated noxious weed under the Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Program. Prevention is the best and cheapest management option.

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soybean field that used pre-emergent herbicide

Consider Label Restriction of Soybean Herbicides Based on Geographical Region in Nebraska

April 16, 2020
There are several herbicides that cannot be applied in certain areas of Nebraska based on number of factors such as high soil pH, dry soil conditions, potential for carryover injury, etc.

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How Temperature and Rain Can Affect Burndown Herbicides

April 3, 2020
Finding a good time for burndown herbicide applications has been a little tricky this spring, given the below-normal temperatures the first half of April and intermittent snow and rain, all of which can decrease herbicide efficacy. Checking the forecast can help identify an optimal window for application.

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kochia plant growing in a field

Burndown and Pre-emergence Herbicides for Weed Control in Corn and Soybean

April 2, 2020
Profitable crop production starts with a weed control program that includes pre-plant and/or pre-emergence herbicides to deliver long-lasting, residual weed control. A spring burndown program in corn and soybean provides effective weed control to prepare for planting and helps to decrease the seedbank during the season.

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weed science school flyer

Weed Science School Jan. 29 near Mead

January 9, 2020
University, government, and industry speakers will address current weed science issues as well as recommendations for improving herbicide applications. The school will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3.45 p.m.

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Thistle rosette - best controlled in the fall.
Figure 1. This fall scout for and treat small thistles before they become more difficult to treat next spring.

Thistle Control in October

September 19, 2019
Timing is everything when controlling troublesome #thistle patches. Herbicides work best in the fall when rosettes are small.

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