Wednesday, June 28, 2023
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed for 2023 Field Day.


8:30 a.m. – Registration (no cost) Enjoy rolls & coffee!

All tours depart from the tent.

9 – 10 a.m. Demonstration of projects for weed control in soybean

10 – 10:15 a.m. Break (Refreshments provided)

10:15 a.m. – Noon Demonstration of projects for weed control in corn and sorghum

Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch (Free) and UNL Dairy Store Ice Cream

1 p.m. End of field day. Thank you for coming. Have a good trip home!

On-Site Demonstration of New Technology/Herbicides for Weed Control in Soybean and Sorghum

  1. Planting Green and Residual Herbicide Interaction in soybean: Planting green refers to no-till planting of the primary crop into actively growing cover crop. Cereal rye is the most planted cover crop in corn/soybean cropping systems in Nebraska. The objectives of this project are (1) To evaluate effect of planting green on performance of residual herbicides applied pre-emergence for weed control in soybean, and (2) Effect of early termination of cereal rye versus planting green on soil health, weed control, and soybean yield.
  2. Inter-seeding Small Grains (Barley, Oat, and Wheat) in Soybean for Weed Suppression: Evaluate the effect of inter-seeding small grains into soybean on weed suppression and soybean yield and grain quality.
  3. Comparison of Herbicide Programs for Weed Control in Soybean: Unbiased compare of several herbicide programs of different companies for weed control in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Enlist soybean. New herbicides and multiple herbicide-resistant soybean will be discussed for management of herbicide-resistant weeds.
  4. Evaluating Pre-emergence Herbicides for Weed Control in XtendFlex Soybean: Dicamba (XtendiMax) applied alone or in a mixture with other herbicides will be evaluated for early-season weed control in XtendFlex soybean.

Tour 2: On-Site Demonstration of New Technology/Herbicides for Weed Control in Corn

  1. Comparison of Herbicide Programs for Weed Control in Corn: Unbiased comparison of herbicide programs by different companies for weed control in Roundup Ready/LibertyLink corn. New herbicides in corn will be discussed.
  2. Control of Corn Volunteers in Enlist Corn: Volunteer corn is a major weed in corn-soybean cropping systems. Project will demonstrate how to control volunteer corn in Enlist corn using Assure II and a premix of glufosinate (Liberty) + FOP.
  3. Evaluating Surtain (saflufenacil + pyroxasulfone) for weed control and crop safety in corn: Surtain is the new Kixor herbicide based on solid-encapsulation technology, enabling pre- and early-post-emergence application for weed control in corn.
  4. Control of Corn Volunteers in iGrowth Sorghum: When sorghum is planted after corn, corn volunteer is a major weed. iGrowth sorghum is a new herbicide-resistant sorghum that provides an opportunity for post-emergence control of grass weeds, including corn volunteers. ImiFlex (imazamox) will be evaluated for control of corn volunteers.

2023 Guide to Weed Management book

Purchase the 2023 Guide to Weed Management book at https://go.unl.edu/2023weedmanagementbook.

This 300-page guide is a comprehensive resource for current research-based information and UNL recommendations on weed management in Nebraska crop production, with special sections on fungicides, insecticides, and pesticide application equipment and safety. It includes detailed drawings and photos to aid in weed identification, as well as photos to aid in insect and disease identification.

2022 Weed Management Field Day Videos

Support Staff

Alex Chmielewski, Mike Schlick and Sharon Hachtel

Extension Educators:

Jennifer Rees
Nathan Mueller

Graduate Students

Ramandeep Kaur, Mandeep Singh, Adam Leise and Vipin Kumar


Amit Jhala

Extension Weed Management Specialist
Email: amit.jhala@unl.edu
Tel: 402-472-1534

Map to Field Day


South Central Ag. Lab is located 4.5 miles west of Hwy 14 south (to Clay Center) & Hwy 6 Intersection, or 12.4 miles east of Hastings on Hwy 6.

GPS Coordinates: 40.57539, -98.13776


Several sponsors joined with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to support Weed Management Field Day. We thank all sponsors for their generous support and promotion of Weed Science Research and Extension in Nebraska.

Nebraska Corn/Soybean Board
South Central Agricultural Laboratory

Summit Agro
Helm Agro