Imazethapyr for Broadleaf Weed Control in Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)

Authors: John W. Wilcut , F. Robert Walls , David N. Horton

  • Imazethapyr for Broadleaf Weed Control in Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)


    Imazethapyr for Broadleaf Weed Control in Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)

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Field experiments were conducted at the Tidewater Agric. Exp. Station, Suffolk, VA in 1988 and 1989 to evaluate imazethapyr [(±)-2-[4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-5-oxo-1H-imidazol-2-yl]-5-ethyl-3-pyridine-carboxylic acid] for broadleaf weed control in peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Imazethapyr was applied preplant-incorporated (PPI), preemergence (PRE), at ground-cracking (GC), and postemergence (POT) at rates of 0.036, 0.071, or 0.105 kg ai ha-1. Several sequential imazathapyr systems were also included. The standard of pendimethalin (N-ethylpropyl)-3, 4-dimethyl-2,6-dinitrobenzenamine) PPI, metolachlor(2-chloro-N-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)-N-(2-methoxy-1-methylethyl)acetamide) PRE, and acifluorfen (5-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy-2-nitrobenzoic acid) plus bentazon (3-(1-methyethyl)-(1H)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazin-4(3H)-one 2, 2-dioxide) POT was included for comparative purposes. Imazethapyr applied either PPI or PRE at 0.071 or 0.105 kg ha-1 provided <90% spurred anoda (Anoda cristata (L.) Schlecht.), control and <96% prickly sida (Sida spinosa L.), control. Eclipta (Eclipta prostrata L.) control was 95% when imazathapyr was applied PRE at 0.105 kg ha-1. Greater than 90% annual morningglory (Ipomoea spp.) control was only achieved with imazethapyr applied PPI or PRE at 0.105 kg ha-1. The standard provided complete control of eclipta, and 51%, 92%, and 94% control of spurred anoda (Anoda cristata (L.) Schlecht.), prickly sida (Sida spinosa L.), and annual morningglories, respectively. Several imazethapyr systems yielded equivalent to the standard. Averaged across all rates, imazathapyr applied PPI yielded 4110 kg ha-1, PRE = 3860 kg ha-1, GC = 3680 kg ha-1, and POT = 3370 kg ha-1. Several imazethapyr systems provided net returns equivalent to the standard. Corn grown the following year was not injured by any imazethapyr treatment to peanuts the previous year.

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Keywords: Economic analysis, Net returns, Anoda cristata, Eclipta prostrata, Sida spinosa, Ipomoea spp.

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Wilcut, J. & Walls, F. & Horton, D., (1991) “Imazethapyr for Broadleaf Weed Control in Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)”, Peanut Science 18(1), p.26-30. doi:



Published on
01 Jan 1991
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Author Notes

2X-77 (a mixture of alkylaryl polyoxyethylene glycols, free fatty acids, and isopropanol). Valent USA Corp., P. O. Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 945968025.

3Storm (a mixture of 159 g acifluorfen and 320 g bentazon L-1). BASF Corp., 100 Cherry Hill Rd., Parsippany, NJ 07054.

4Agridex (a mixture of paraffin base petroleum oil, polyoxyethylate polyol fatty acid ester and polyol fatty ester). Helena Chem. Co., 5100 Poplar St., Memphis, TN 38137.

5H. P. Wilson, VPI & SU, Painter, VA; A. C. York, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; personal communication.