Controlling watergrass in corn: With pre-emergence herbicides
AuthorsChester L. Foy
Stephen P. Carlson
Authors AffiliationsC. K. Foy is Assistant Botanist, University of California, Davis; T. Lyons is farm Advisor, Sacramento County; S. P. Carlson is Farm Advisor, Kings County.
Hilgardia 16(3):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n03p12. March 1962.
Four years of testing have shown that chemicals incorporated in the soil as pre-emergence treatments give satisfactory control of watergrass and many broad-leaved weeds in corn growing in the organic soils of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Eptam, Tillam, atrazine and Randox-T are all potentially useful chemicals. The method of incorporation in the soil and the amount of soil moisture available appear as important as the chemical selected. The least soluble materials are most handicapped by low soil moisture and inadequate mixing in the soil. The remaining task involves application equipment and fitting the use of these chemicals into the farming enterprise.
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