Reviews Russian thistle biology as it relates to management, including seed dormancy and longevity in soil, seed distribution, seed germination and emergence, plant growth after establishment, crop competition, and resistance to herbicides. Outlines key considerations for managing for 3 crop years and 1 fallow year. Describes results from a residue management experiment designed to determine how to reduce tillage while maintaining winter wheat production.
Jointed goatgrass is a major problem in most winter wheat-growing areas west of the Mississippi River. This publication discusses best management practices for the prevention and control of jointed goatgrass.