Grassy winter annual weeds such as Japanese brome and downy brome can be particularly difficult problems for winter wheat. Japanese brome can be controlled with a fall or spring application of pyroxsulam herbicide. Initial studies indicate that flucarbazone and new chemistries flumioxazin and pyroxasulfone also have good promise for Japanese brome control, but these are not registered for use on winter wheat at this time.
Downy brome is a more difficult winter annual weed to control. Pyroxsulam is registered for control of downy brome in fall applications and suppression for spring applications. As with Japanese brome, new chemistries flumioxazin and pyroxasulfone also show good promise for downy brome control, but are not registered for use on winter wheat at this time.