Weed Management in Nebraska Crop Production

Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information

Nebraska Extension EC130

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FieldWatch — Sensitive Crop Locator

From the Nebraska Department of Agriculture

FieldWatch identifies locations in Nebraska where sensitive crops such as grapes and organics are grown. After sensitive sites are identified, a pesticide applicator can take appropriate action to avoid injuring the crop due to herbicide drift, etc.

Publications on General Topics in Weed Science

 
Use of Herbicide Tolerant Crops as a Component of an Integrated Weed Management Program (NebGuide G1484, *PDF version, 290 KB; 4 pages). This NebGuide provides general guidelines for using herbicide tolerant crops in an integrated weed management program to ensure the long-term viability and profitability of this technology while protecting natural resources.

A Quick Test for Herbicide Carryover in the Soil (NebGuide G1891, *PDF version, 745 KB; 3 pages). How can you tell if you have herbicide carryover in your fields? Plants grown in soil samples can tell.

Weed Targeting Herbicide Management: Precision Agriculture (EC708, PDF, 358KB; 6 pages). Site-specific weed management and herbicide application is an effective way to minimize herbicide costs, maximize weed control and prevent unnecessary environmental waste. This publication, part of the precision agriculture series, explains basic principles of site-specific weed control.

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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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Snippet of the Weed Science Survey

Stakeholders’ Help Needed to Identify Nebraska Weed Issues

September 11, 2019
What are your weed challenges? Growers, agronomists, and certified crop advisors are being asked to take a short survey to identify current cropping systems and weed issues with an eye toward directing future research in Nebraska.

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Popcorn at V9 growth stage where PRE herbicide had been applied

Pre-emergence Herbicide Delays the Critical Time of Weed Removal in Nebraska Popcorn

September 9, 2019
Understanding the critical time of weed removal (CTWR) and how a pre-emergence herbicide application can shift it is helpful for designing the most efficient weed management program in popcorn.

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Wheat field with significant standing residue following harvest
Using a stripper header can leave significant standing residue to catch more snow in winter and reduce soil moisture evaporation. It also will taken longer to decompose, protecting the soil over a longer period. (Photos by Bob Klein)

Managing Wheat Residue and Controlling Weeds

August 30, 2019
Due to the late wheat harvest throughout western Nebraska, weeds growing in unharvested fields grew much longer than usual. In some fields weeds matured and produced seed. These weed control measures and residue management will be particularly important for the next wheat crop.

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