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Postemergence herbicide controls johnsongrass, other weeds in field corn


Jack P. Orr
Larry Mitich
Ernie Roncoroni

Authors Affiliations

J.P. Orr is County Director and Weed Science Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Sacramento County; L. Mitich is Extension Specialist in Weed Control in Wheat, Dry Beans and Corn, Agricultural Botany, UC Davis; E. Roncoroni is Research and Instructional Support, Agricultural Botany, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 49(3):33-37. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n03p33. May 1995.

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The new postemergence herbicide nicosulfuron (Accent) makes integrated management of johnsongrass, Sorghum halepense (L.), in field corn economically feasible and environmentally sound. In a study of its effect on johnsongrass and field corn in Yolo and Sacramento counties, nicosulfuron provided control of johnsongrass at all growth stages. However, early treatments resulted in the highest corn yields.

Orr J, Mitich L, Roncoroni E. 1995. Postemergence herbicide controls johnsongrass, other weeds in field corn. Hilgardia 49(3):33-37. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n03p33
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