LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska experts say the wet weather is forcing farmers to adjust their weed-control and nitrogen work.

Bob Klein is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension cropping specialist. He says, for example, that corn that's a foot tall or more needs a different herbicide than the atrazine normally used.

And, he says, farmers should consider using drop nozzles so they can avoid damaging plants as they apply herbicides.

UNL Extension soils specialist Charles Shapiro says that before farmers apply any nitrogen-based products, they should determine how much water their soil contains.

Shapiro says soil that's been waterlogged for seven or eight days could lose 15 percent of its nitrogen, which is essential for plant growth.



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