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(26) (November 8, 1988)


Copyright 1988 University of Nebraska


In This Issue:

  • Herbicide Carryover Concerns for 1989 No. 88-26 November 8, 1988
  • Crop Pest Management Update Conference Scheduled for Kearney in December

Herbicide Carryover Concerns for 1989

The dry conditions experienced during the 1988 growing season have raised concerns about herbicide carryover and recropping practices for next year. Herbicide residues can be lost through several processes, many of which are dependent on environmental conditions. Dry weather results in less chemical and microbial breakdown as well as reduced plant uptake. Growers need to be aware of potential carryover problems when planning next year’s crop rotation.

Crop Pest Management Update Conference Scheduled for Kearney

The second annual Crop Pest Management Update conference for professional agriculturalists is scheduled for December 19 and 20 at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. Registration for the conference begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, followed by an opening noon luncheon and educational sessions starting at 1:00 p. m. General topics range from on-going research· reports to current agricultural issues and a preview of the 1989 insect, disease, and weed control recommendations. Concurrent sessions will include special problems in pest management, storage and quality of grain crops, water management and quality concerns, and a session on "new ideas for old crops." Roger Welsch, well know Nebraska humorist, will be our guest speaker for Tuesday's noon luncheon.