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An Economic Analysis of Incorporation Methods for Preplant Herbicides on Clay Loam Soil

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 June 2017

Ellis W. Chenault
Texas Agric. Exp. Stn., U.S. Dep. Agric. Conservation and Production
Allen F. Wiese
Texas Agric. Exp. Stn., U.S. Dep. Agric. Conservation and Production
Wyatte L. Harman
Drawer 10, Bushland, TX 79012


In order to find the most effective and economical method of incorporation, six preplant herbicides for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) were incorporated with a tandem disk or field cultivator, or sprayed on unbedded soil prior to bedding with a disk bedder. These treatments were compared to incorporating sprayed beds with a rolling cultivator and no incorporation. A mixed population of pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus L. # AMACH and Amaranthus retroflexus L. # AMARE) was present each year. There was no significant difference in pigweed control among incorporation with a disk, field cultivator, or rolling cultivator. Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris # TRBTE) and barnyardgrass [Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv. # ECHCG] were controlled best following rolling cultivator incorporation. Cotton lint yields were not affected by incorporation methods or herbicides. Economic analysis and weed control indicate that the field cultivator was the best way of incorporation.

Weed Control and Herbicide Technology
Copyright © 1986 by the Weed Science Society of America 

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