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Response of Three Annual Medic Species to Postemergence Herbicides

  • W. James Grichar (a1) and W. R. Ocumpaugh (a1)


Field studies were conducted from 2004 to 2006 to evaluate the tolerance of three annual medic species (bur, black, and barrel medic) to selected POST herbicides. 2,4-DB at 0.56 and 1.12 kg/ha caused the most stunting across all three species. Imazethapyr at 0.1 kg/ha stunted all three annual medics in 1 of 3 yr whereas flumetsulam at 0.04 kg/ha stunted black and barrel medics in 1 of 3 yr. Clethodim at 0.28 kg/ha did not cause any medic stunting. Imazethapyr, imazamox, and 2,4-DB at 0.56 kg/ha reduced henbit dry matter composition compared to the untreated check whereas clethodim, flumetsulam, and 2,4-DB at 1.12 kg/ha did not. In 2004, 2,4-DB at 1.12 kg/ha reduced dry weight yield of bur and barrel medic but not black medic when compared with the untreated check. Black medic treated with imazethapyr at 0.05 and 0.1 kg/ha and clethodim at 0.28 kg/ha produced higher dry weight yield than the untreated check. In 2006, both rates of 2,4-DB and flumetsulam at 0.04 kg/ha reduced dry weight yield of bur medic compared to the untreated check. Barrel medic dry weight yields were reduced by both rates of 2,4-DB and flumetsulam compared to untreated check. No herbicides reduced dry weight yields of black medic.


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Response of Three Annual Medic Species to Postemergence Herbicides

  • W. James Grichar (a1) and W. R. Ocumpaugh (a1)


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