Herbicide-based weed management systems for potato and wheat and growth and reproductive characteristics of smooth pigweed

2002 2002

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Abstract (summary)

Integrated weed management involves the utilization of weed biology principles to develop effective and economical control strategies. Research was conducted to investigate the potential for use of the phenyl triazolinone herbicide sulfentrazone in potato, the experimental sulfonylurea herbicide combination AE F130060 03 in wheat, and the growth and reproductive characteristics of smooth pigweed, a troublesome species in several crops. In potato experiments in the field, potato tolerance to preemergence (PRE) applications of sulfentrazone at rates up to 0.21 kg/ha was similar to that from the registered herbicides metribuzin, metolachlor, or metribuzin plus metolachlor PRE. Sulfentrazone controlled common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album L.) at rates as low as 0.11 kg/ha and several annual grasses at higher application rates, but was slightly less effective on jimsonweed (Datura stramonium L.) and ineffective on common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.). Laboratory research was conducted to determine the mechanism of sulfentrazone selectivity between potato (a tolerant species), common lambsquarters (a sensitive species), and jimsonweed (an intermediate species). After 48 h root exposure to [14C] sulfentrazone, common lambsquarters absorption was nearly two-fold that of jimsonweed and nearly three-fold that of potato. Both weed species exhibited nearly a two-fold increase in sulfentrazone translocation from roots to shoots compared to potato. Since the site of action of sulfentrazone, protoporphyrinogen oxidase, is located primarily in shoot tissue, translocation to shoots is essential for sulfentrazone toxicity. Therefore, the proposed primary mechanisms of selectivity between these species are differential root absorption and differential translocation. In wheat experiments in the field, AE F 130060 03 was as effective as diclofop-methyl for control of diclofop-sensitive Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.), and more effective than all herbicides tested for control of diclofop-resistant Italian ryegrass. Postemergence AE F130060 03 applications controlled Italian ryegrass from emergence until the end of tillering, but applications made to four- to five-tiller Italian ryegrass usually resulted in the least amount of new Italian ryegrass emergence following application. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

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0817: Botany
0285: Agronomy
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Biological sciences; Herbicides; Potato; Reproductive; Smooth pigweed; Weed management; Wheat
Herbicide-based weed management systems for potato and wheat and growth and reproductive characteristics of smooth pigweed
Bailey, William Anthony
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DAI-B 65/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
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Ann Arbor
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United States
Wilson, Henry P.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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United States -- Virginia
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Dissertations & Theses
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