Field studies in 1991 and 1992 at Tifton and Attapulgus, GA evaluated the weed control efficacy and crop safety of F6285 on peanut. Treated peanut were stunted by F6285 and had chlorotic leaflet margins. The degree and persistence of injury varied according to rate of F6285. The lowest rate of F6285 (0.14 kg ai ha-1) produced the aforementioned symptoms early in the season, but peanut recovered by late season with no yield effects (P ≤ 0.05). F6285 at 0.28 and 0.42 kg ha-1 severely injured peanut and reduced yields. Preemergence and vegetative emergence applications of F6285 were equally injurious. F6285 effectively controlled yellow nutsedge at rates as low as 0.14 kg ha-1, but sicklepod was not controlled at rates up to 0.42 kg ha-1. F6285 controlled yellow nutsedge more effectively that standard treatments of metolachlor or imazethapyr, but crop injury from F6285 was greater (P ≤ 0.05) than from other herbicides.
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Keywords: Arachis hypogaea, Cyperus esculentus, peanut injury, phytotoxicity
How to Cite:
Johnson, W. & Mullinix, B.,
(1994) “Use of F6285 for Weed Control in Peanut: Efficacy and Crop Injury¹,²”,
Peanut Science 21(1),
01 Jan 1994