I direct the weed management research and extension program for the Panhandle region of Nebraska. My research and extension focus is the development of weed management programs that leverage crop rotations and other cultural practices to supplement the sometimes limited weed control options available in Western Nebraska. Specific projects include measuring the impact of narrow–row and direct-harvest dry bean production on weed communities, controlling herbicide-resistant kochia and pigweed species using multi-year integrated management plans, and determining the influence of climate on weed abundance and management. Non-crop research and extension projects include the evaluation of novel weed control products for control of downy brome in rangeland.
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