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 89(11) (June 6, 1989)


Copyright 1989 University of Nebraska


In This Issue:

  • Postemergence Weed Control in Soybeans
  • Do Not Use Pursuit on Corn
  • Weed Tour Reminder

Postemergence Weed Control in Soybeans

Weeds in soybeans planted during the last ten days of May are reaching the stage when they should be controlled. Weeds between the rows can be controlled with a cultivator but weeds within the row are best controlled with herbicides. Success with postemergence herbicides hinges on timing of the application.

Do Not Use Pursuit on Corn

We are aware that some growers are considering using Pursuit postemergence for shattercane control 1n corn. Pursuit is registered for use in soybeans but is not approved for use in corn. The use of Pursuit in corn would result in illegal pesticide residues in the corn and subject the crop to condemnation. Grain not only from the treated crop but all grain stored with it would be subject to condemnation. The applicator would be subject to penalties for violating the pesticide label. Research conducted by Dr. Fred Roeth shows that treating corn with Pursuit postemergence results in a yield reduction of 30-50% even if no weeds are present. We and American Cyanamid strongly discourage the use of Pursuit or any other pesticide in a manner other than specified on the label.

Weed Tour Reminder

The Nebraska Weed Tour is scheduled for June 20 at Scottsbluff and North Platte. The tour continues at Clay Center and Lincoln on June 21 and concludes at Concord on June 22. Details on the itinerary were listed in our May 9th Newsletter.