Jointed goatgrass : best management practices central Great Plains
Lyon, Drew J.
Klein, Robert N. (Robert Nicholas)
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Jointed goatgrass is a winter annual grass weed that competes with wheat, resulting in reduced yield and increased grain dockage. Managing jointed goatgrass in winter wheat requires a systems approach that integrates multiple control tactics, described in this bulletin. Control tactics include prevention of seed entry into fields, use of herbicides, seed bank management, improved planting techniques, and crop rotations. Integration of multiple control tactics is the key to effective management of jointed goatgrass. The practices described in this bulletin are intended for dryland wheat producers in the western part of the Central Great Plains. This includes producers in areas of western Kansas, eastern Colorado, western and southern Nebraska, and southeastern Wyoming.