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Preharvest Weed Control Options in Wheat (07/29/21)


The amount of kochia and other weeds poking their heads above our wheat canopies has triggered a lot of questions about options for preharvest weed control in wheat and other small grains. Some folks are asking about using paraquat or glufosinate in order to help quickly desiccate the weeds. These products are not labelled for use in preharvest situations in any small grain crop. For a list of all registered products (and the list is small) for preharvest weed control, please seed page 19 of the 2021 NDSU Weed Control Guide (


Joe Ikley

Extension Weed Specialist