Mississippi State University
Dodds, Darrin M.
Krutz, L. Jason
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Campus Access Only
Plant and Soil Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Herbicide resistance development among weed populations in cotton and peanut is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. If resistant populations continue to persist, weed control practices for producers will become less efficient and more costly. The objective of this research was to evaluate alternative weed control techniques designed to mitigate herbicide resistance development for their agronomic and economic impact on weed management systems. Studies were conducted in 2019, 2020, and 2021 at multiple locations in Mississippi and Arkansas investigating multiple techniques including the addition of soil surfactants in herbicide tank mixtures, increasing SOAs utilized in peanut herbicide programs, applying non-labeled herbicides to cotton with post-directed spray placement, and applying complete residual herbicide programs in cotton. Our results suggests that some novel strategies incorporated into existing weed management programs, can provide sufficient control of troublesome weed species and conserve crop yield and profit returns. For example, the use of post-directed application placement allowed for non-labeled herbicides to be applied to cotton without detrimental effects, thus increasing potential options for POST weed control within that crop. Additionally, weed control, seed cotton yield, and net returns were not affected when only residual herbicides were applied in season-long weed control programs as opposed to the standard of mixed, foliar and residual programs. This indicates that high selection pressure associated with foliar chemistries which leads to resistance development, can be alleviated through the adoption of alternative strategies.
Calhoun, Justin S., "Mitigation of herbicide resistance development among weed species in cotton and peanut" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5374.