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Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

1981

Ecofarming

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G81-551 Ecofarming: Spring Row Crop Planting And Weed Control In Winter Wheat Stubble, Gail A. Wicks, Norman L. Klocke Jan 1981

G81-551 Ecofarming: Spring Row Crop Planting And Weed Control In Winter Wheat Stubble, Gail A. Wicks, Norman L. Klocke

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Weed control, stubble management and planters for planting in winter wheat stubble are covered here.

Planting corn, sorghum or soybeans into untilled, weed-free winter wheat stubble that is 10 months old is an accepted practice in the Central Great Plains States. In Nebraska, this system is known as ecofallow. Treating the stubble with herbicides following wheat harvest (ecofallow) offers several advantages:

Weed and volunteer wheat growth can be eliminated. Weed growth robs valuable moisture that could be used by the next year's crop.

Standing stubble provides an excellent snow trap during the winter. Snow melt can provide moisture for ...


G81-546 Ecofarming: Fallow Aids In Winter Wheat-Fallow Rotation, Gail A. Wicks, Charles R. Fenster Jan 1981

G81-546 Ecofarming: Fallow Aids In Winter Wheat-Fallow Rotation, Gail A. Wicks, Charles R. Fenster

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This NebGuide discusses the use of ecofarming to control weeds and manage crop residues.

Ecofarming is defined as a system of controlling weeds and managing crop residues throughout a crop rotation with minimum use of tillage so as to reduce soil erosion and production costs while increasing weed control, water infiltration, moisture conservation and crop yields. Energy requirements are much lower with ecofallow than with normal fallow systems. The ecofallow period in the 3-year rotation is the period between wheat or other small grain harvest and the planting of corn or sorghum. The fallow period in the 2-year rotation occurs ...


G81-550 Ecofarming Operating High Capacity Sprayers (Floaters) For Herbicide Application, Gail A. Wicks, Charles R. Fenster, Norman L. Klocke Jan 1981

G81-550 Ecofarming Operating High Capacity Sprayers (Floaters) For Herbicide Application, Gail A. Wicks, Charles R. Fenster, Norman L. Klocke

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This NebGuide will help you determine whether you are covered by or exempt from the Worker Protection Standard and provide information on how to comply.

Many flotation sprayers are only used to spray fertilizers and herbicides in the spring. Ecofarming, however, represents a March to November market for them. Successful ecofarming requires precision spraying of herbicides on the winter wheat stubble, and offers tremendous opportunities for professional applicators. Commercial application eliminates some of the field work for the farmer, which is an important element for more efficient farming. The commercial applicator is also able to do a better job since ...