Integrated Management of Downy Brome in Winter Wheat

Drew J. Lyon, Andy Hulting, Don W. Morishita and Frank Young
PNW 668 | Revised August 2020, Reviewed 2023


Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.), also known as cheatgrass, is especially troublesome in low precipitation production areas where crop rotations are mostly limited to winter wheat followed by a year of summer fallow. The invasive weed is best controlled with a combination of management tools to reduce a plant population to an acceptable level while preserving the quality of natural resources.

About the authors

Drew J. Lyon
Professor and Endowed Chair Small Grains Extension and Research
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University
Don W. Morishita
UI Extension weed scientist
Twin Falls, ID
Frank Young
USDA-ARS research agronomist
Nonirrigated Weed Science Research Unit, Pullman, WA

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