Mississippi State University
Reynolds, Daniel B.
Dodds, Darrin M.
Irby, J. Trenton
Cox, Michael S.
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Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
New low volatile formulations of dicamba and 2,4-D are being developed to reduce injury to non-tolerant crops. Experiments were conducted comparing dicamba and 2,4-D volatility as affected by formulation, soil moisture content and soil texture. All formulations were applied to soil contained in greenhouse flats. After application greenhouse flats were then placed between a bio-indicator row of cotton and soybean. An open ended plastic dome covered the treated flats and crops for 48 hours prior to removal. Plant heights and yield of bio-indicator crops were unaffected by 2,4-D and dicamba volatility. Soil texture and moisture content did not significantly affect volatility. The greatest soybean crop injury was observed following application of the dimethylamine salt of dicamba and cotton injury was greatest following application of the ethylhexylester salt of 2,4-D. Volatility was generally reduced with new formulations of dicamba or 2,4-D; however, volatility was not completely eliminated.
Hayden, Camille Alyce, "A Comparison of Auxin Herbicide Volatility When Applied Under Field Conditions" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 62.