Peanut Weed Control Systems Utilizing RE-40885¹

Authors: T. C. Mueller , P. A. Banks

  • Peanut Weed Control Systems Utilizing RE-40885¹


    Peanut Weed Control Systems Utilizing RE-40885¹

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RE-40885 (5-(methylamino)-2-phenyl-4-3-(trifluoromethyl phenyl)-3(2H)-furanone), a newly developed herbicide with soil and foliar activity, was evaluated for weed control in peanuts (Arachis hypogea L.). RE-40885 applied to the soil or foliage provided excellent Florida beggarweed (Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC.) and prickly sida (Sida spinosa L.) control at rates of 0.56 to 1.12 kg ai/ha. Sequential applications of RE-40885 were needed to achieve > 90% sicklepod (Cassia obtusifolia L.) control. Texas panicum (Panicum texanum Buckl.) was not adequately controlled by any of the RE-40885 treatments evaluated. Peanuts were not injured by RE-40885 at any of the evaluated rates or application times. The combination of RE-40885 and 2,4-DB applied early postemergence improved sicklepod control 8 weeks after planting when compared to either RE-40885 or 2,4-DB applied alone. The combination of R E-40885 and alachlor applied at peanut emergence improved morningglory (Ipomoea spp.) control 8 weeks after planting and increased peanut yield when compared to either applied alone. All treatments containing RE-40885 resulted in peanut yields that were significantly better than nontreated weedy control plots.

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Keywords: Weed control, Desmodium tortuosum, Cassia obtusifolia, Sida spinosa, flurtamone

How to Cite:

Mueller, T. & Banks, P., (1989) “Peanut Weed Control Systems Utilizing RE-40885¹”, Peanut Science 16(2), p.87-91. doi:



Published on
01 Jul 1989
Peer Reviewed

Author Notes

1This reseach was supported by state and federal funds provided to the Georgia Agric. Exp. Stn. and by the Georgia Agric. Commodity Commission for Peanuts.