Mississippi State University
Ferguson, Jason Connor
Reynolds, Daniel B.
Kruger, Greg R.
Irby, Jon Trenton
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Plant and Soil Sciences (Weed Science)
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Field studies conducted in Missouri and Mississippi, in 2017 and 2018, respectively, indicated no droplet size effect on PRE herbicide efficacy, regardless of the herbicide, weed, soil, crop residue and weather conditions during spraying. Nozzle type enhanced herbicide efficacy for one location and herbicide. The TTI60 dual fan nozzle increased pendimethalin weed control, up to 91%, in a high organic matter (OM) soil with large clods and substantial weed pressure. Pendimethalin efficacy was reduced under high OM soils (> 2%) while metribuzin efficacy was reduced under low OM (< 0.7%), low cation exchange capacity (<13.1%) soils and 12.2 mm of rain three days after application. The greenhouse studies indicated that increasing crop residue levels reduced velvetleaf control by 7%. Simulated rainfall eight days after herbicide application decreased johnsongrass dry weight reductions by 29% in comparison to two day rainfall.
Urach Ferreira, Pedro Henrique, "Effect of the Spray Droplet Size and Herbicide Physiochemical Properties on Pre-Emergence Herbicide Efficacy for Weed Control in Soybeans" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1691.