A study on Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench response to split application of herbicides
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Department of Weed Science and Plant Protection Techniques, Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Władysława Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland
Submission date: 2017-03-10
Acceptance date: 2017-05-24
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Sylwia Kaczmarek
Department of Weed Science and Plant Protection Techniques, Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute, Władysława Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2017;57(2):152-157
Field experiments to evaluate the split application of mesotrione + s-metolachlor, mesotrione + terbuthylazine, dicamba + prosulfuron, terbuthylazine + mesotrione + s-metolachlor, and sulcotrione in the cultivation of sorghum var. Rona 1 were carried out in 2012 and 2013. The field tests were conducted at the fi eld experimental station in Winna Góra, Poznań, Poland. Treatments with the herbicides were performed directly after sowing (PE) and at leaf stage 1–2 (AE1) or at leaf stage 3–4 (AE2) of sorghum. The treatments were carried out in a laid randomized block design with 4 replications. The results showed that the tested herbicides applied at split doses were eff ective in weed control. After the herbicide application weed density and weed biomass were significantly reduced compared to the infested control. The best results were achieved after the application of mesotrione tank mixture with s-metolachlor and terbuthylazine. Application of split doses of herbicides was also correlated with the density, biomass, and height of sorghum.
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