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Hairy Nightshade (Solanum sarrachoides) Control in Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) with Bentazon Plus Additives

  • Charlotte V. Eberlein (a1), Mary J. Guttieri (a1) and William C. Schaffers (a1)


Field studies were conducted to examine hairy nightshade control with, and potato tolerance to, bentazon or bentazon plus nonionic surfactant (NIS), petroleum oil concentrate (POC), methylated seed oil (MSO), BCH-815, or urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN). Bentazon treatments were applied early or late POST. Hairy nightshade control with bentazon at 0.56 kg ha–1 plus POC, MSO, BCH-815, or UAN was equal to or better than bentazon alone at 1.12 kg ha–1 regardless of time of application. Potato injury with bentazon plus additives applied late POST was sometimes greater than with bentazon alone, but use of additives did not reduce potato yield or quality. Yield of US ♯1 tubers was lower when bentazon was applied late POST than when applied early POST in one of two years.



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