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Weed Response to Atrazine and Alachlor Combinations at Low Rates

  • I. O. Akobundu (a1), R. D. Sweet (a1), W. B. Duke (a2) and P. L. Minotti (a1)

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Early postemergence application of atrazine [2-chloro-4- (ethylamino)-6-(isopropylamino)-s-triazine] at 0.28 kg/ha in combination with alachlor [2-chloro-2′,6′-diethyl-N-(methoxymethyl)acetanilide] at 0.42 kg/ha plus a non-toxic oil-surfactant blend gave season-long weed control in sweet corn (Zea mays L. var. rugosa ‘Seneca Chief’). Bioassay with oats (Avena sativa L.) showed no detectable atrazine residue in the soil 3 months after herbicide application. In greenhouse studies, the response of Japanese millet (Echinochloa crus-galli L. Beauv. var. frumentacea) to early postemergence application of atrazine and alachlor combinations plus an oil-surfactant blend was synergistic. Soil uptake played a major role in the activity of the herbicides. Formulants used in commercial alachlor when added to atrazine spray, enhanced atrazine activity in a way similar to that of the non-toxic oil-surfactant.

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Weed Response to Atrazine and Alachlor Combinations at Low Rates

  • I. O. Akobundu (a1), R. D. Sweet (a1), W. B. Duke (a2) and P. L. Minotti (a1)

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