Weed Management in Wheat


Herbicide Effectiveness Tables

Herbicide effectiveness tables for winter wheat and other commodity crops are available in the Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska (EC130). Purchase a copy at https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/extpubs/ec130.html

Weed Management Publications: Wheat

Annual Broadleaf Weed Control in Winter Wheat (NebGuide G1241)
This publication describes preventative, cultural and chemical weed control in winter wheat.  The best weed control is obtained by using a combinatin of these methods.

Controlling Jointed Goatgrass (NebGuide G1252)
This NebGuide covers identification and cultural and chemical control of jointed goatgrass in winter wheat.

Downy Brome Control (NebGuide G422)
This NebGuide describes Downy Brome and its control, including cultural, mechanical and chemical methods; herbicide recommendations are also provided.

Rye Control in Winter Wheat (NebGuide 1483)
Feral rye also known as volunteer rye, is a winter annual grass weed that reduces wheat yield, grain quality and grade.  Control methods are discussed in this NebGuide.

Weed Management in Rainfed Cropping Systems (NebGuide G1577)
Weed management recommendations for the four phases of a three-year summer-fallow cropping system.

Ecofarming: Spring Row Crop Planting and Weed Control in Winter Wheat Stubble (NebGuide G551)
Weed control, stubble management and planters for planting in winter wheat stubble are covered.

UNL Extension Publications on Herbicide Spray Application Topics

Herbicides are a major tool for weed management.  The following publications provide information on the proper setup, calibration, and cleanup of agricultural sprayers.  There is also information on spray drift and spraying patterns to avoid overlap.

How to Spray a Field to Prevent Overlap and Reduce Drift Injury (NebGuide G1570)
Proper spraying techniques for various situations are outlined and illustrated.

Fine-Tuning a Sprayer with the "Ounce" Calibration Method (NebGuide G1756)
This NebGuide discusses guidelines to quickly evaluate the performance of a sprayer. Sprayer calibration, nozzle discharge and speed checks are evaluated with minimal calculations.

Calibrating of Sprayers (Also Seeders) (NebGuide G2044)
Provides methods and calculations for calibrating sprayers and seeders for accurate in-field application plus a section on converting weights and measures.

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment (NebGuide G1770)
How to safely clean sprayers, nozzles and other equipment thoroughly after spraying pesticides is covered in this NebGuide.

Spray Drift of Pesticides (NebGuide G1773)
Conditions that cause particle drift, and best practices of spraying are discussed in this NebGuide.

Nebraska Extension Publications on Pesticide Safety Topics

Managing the Risk of Pesticide Poisoning and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms (EC2505)
Accidental exposure or overexposure to pesticides can have serious health implications. Being able to recognize common pesticide poisonings and knowing what to do when pesticide poisoning occurs can prevent serious consequenses.

Safe Transport, Storage and Disposal of Pesticides (EC2507) 
Most accidental pesticide poisonings occur when pesticides are mishandled. Find out how to safely store and handle pesticides, and learn the best ways to dispose of both product and containers.

Understanding the Pesticide Label (G1955)
This NebGuide describes the parts of a pesticide label, to aid in understanding and promote safe and effective use of pesticide products.

Pesticide Laws and Regulations (G479)
General information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide use in Nebraska.

Rinsing Pesticide Containers (G1736)
Proper rinsing of pesticide containers is important in protecting the environment, saving money and meeting federal and state regulations.

Protective Clothing and Equipment for Pesticide Applicators (G758)
Wearing protective clothing and equipment (PPE) when handling pesticides reduces the risk of exposure and pesticide poisoning.

Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides (G1219)
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural employees from exposure to agricultural pesticides. Find out whether as an employer you are covered or exempt from the WPS and learn how to comply with it.

Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information (EC130)