Agronomy and Horticulture Department


Date of this Version



Insect Science, Plant Disease, & Weed Science, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 88(1) (March 11, 1988)


Copyright 1988 University of Nebraska


In This Issue:

  • Alfalfa Weed Control
  • New Soybean Herbicides

Alfalfa Weed Control

Warm weather has prompted the development of winter annual weeds in alfalfa. Downy brome, pennycress and other mustards can be effectively controlled with herbicide treatments at this time of year. Many times the weed problem isn't recognized until the alfalfa "greens up" in the spring -- then it's too late for most herbicides.

New Soybean Herbicides

Several new soybean herbicides have come on the scene in the last few years. A brief summary highlighting important points follows. Single ingredient herbicides are listed first followed by their prepacks.