Crop Protection

Weed Control, Fertility in Late-Seeded Winter Wheat Fields

Many winter wheat fields were seeded late last fall because of rainfall at normal planting time, resulting in stands that aren't as competitive with weeds, and younger plants that can be more susceptible to herbicide injury. Here are some management tips from Nebraska Extension for this scenario.
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Spray Nozzle ‘Sweet Spots’ Help Reduce Drift Potential

Despite mounting drift-control concerns, sprayer nozzle designs and pressures should be maximized for efficient weed and insect control.
Given today’s wide variety of expensive crop protectants and their various label requirements — along with ever-changing, penalty-laden regulatory mandates aimed at controlling drift — it’s no wonder no-tillers and applicators search for that one nozzle that will do the best job on their sprayer.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Tillers Walk a Fine Line on Earnings

Boosted by record corn yields, no-tillers eked out slightly better profits in 2017 despite higher expenditures for land rent, crop protection, equipment.
Being “better than average” on a consistent basis usually leads to success. In the 2017 world of farm economics, it took something extra special for no-tillers to finish in the black.
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