Interesting that you posted this because I have never noticed much foxtail in my fields either but suddenly this year, there it is. I think it might have something to do with the weird timing of rain and dry spells we’ve had this year. I also haven’t mowed for a few weeks because of life, so the tall seedheads are pretty obvious. Yesterday I spent two hours pulling the foxtail by hand because I thought I only had two isolated patches. Then this morning I hacked out past the back field and realized there is a massive patch back there too, so I probably wasted a lot of time yesterday. Maybe I will weedwhack those areas and rake up the seed heads the best I can? I want to get the seeds out of there at least, so it doesn’t spread.
I also have an increasing horse nettle problem the last few years. I’ve been finding that in my hay fairly often as well so either it’s a regional issue or the seeds arrived in my hay and are now spreading.
Sigh, it’s always something.