Weed management in kidney bean with tankmixes of s-metolachlor, imazethapyr and linuron.

Soltani, N., Nurse, R.E., and Sikkema, P.H. (2014). "Weed management in kidney bean with tankmixes of s-metolachlor, imazethapyr and linuron.", Agricultural Sciences, 5(7), pp. 611-617.

Abstract

Field studies were conducted in various locations in Ontario during 2011 to 2013 to evaluate s-metolachlor, imazethapyr and linuron applied preemergence (PRE) alone and in tankmix combination for the control of troublesome weeds in kidney bean. S-metolachlor, imazethapyr, linuron, s-metolachlor + imazethapyr, s-metolachlor + linuron and s-metolachlor + imazethapyr + linuron applied PRE at rates evaluated caused 3% or less injury in kidney bean. S-metolachlor provided 87% - 91% control of redroot pigweed, 46% - 55% control of common lambsquarters, and 96% - 97% control of green foxtail. Imazethapyr provided 93% - 96% control of redroot pigweed, 96% - 99% control of lambsquarters and 86% - 93% control of green foxtail. Linuron provided 82% - 98% control of lambsquarters, 82% - 99% control of redroot pigweed and 55% - 85% control of green foxtail. The tank mixes of s-metolachlor plus imazethapyr, s-metolachlor plus linuron, and s-metolachlor plus imazethapyr plus linuron provided 92% - 100% control of lambsquarters, redroot pigweed and green foxtail. Generally, kidney bean yields reflected the level of weed control. Based on these results, tank mixes of s-metolachlor plus imazethapyr, s-metolachlor plus linuron, and s-metolachlor plus imazethapyr plus linuron all provide an adequate margin of crop safety and excellent control of redroot pigweed, common lambsquarters and green foxtail in kidney bean.

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