Doyle Oerter, Senior Staff Agronomist

Doyle is a senior staff agronomist at FBN. He graduated from Kearney State College with bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry in 1972. After working as a research technician for the University of Nebraska for three years, Doyle started his career as an independent consulting agronomist in 1978. He was the owner/operator of Midwest Crop Consulting, Inc., of Holdrege, Nebraska, for 37 years, giving unbiased agronomic field scouting and agronomic advice on all aspects of farming. In the fall of 2015, he became senior account manager and in-house agronomist for Midwest Agronomy, LLC, a chemical sales company in Lincoln, Nebraska. Doyle is eager to use his hands-on experience to answer questions and resolve problems that arise on today's farms.

We hear a lot of questions about applying herbicides during warm weather. Crops are currently battling with summer annuals like waterhemp, which emerge, grow and thrive in hot conditions and are naturally drought tolerant. The optimum temperature for photosynthesis in waterhemp ranges from 68 -104°F

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How to Control Winter Weeds

We all know that weeds during the growing season can have a negative impact on crop yields. It is important to remember, though, that winter annuals—such as marestail, henbit, downy brome, field pennycress, annual ryegrass and shepherd’s purse—can also be detrimental to your operation. Winter weeds