Weed control in cucurbits
Authors AffiliationsA. Lange is Weed Control Specialist, University of California, Riverside; D. May is Farm Advisors, Fresno County; B. Fischer is Farm Advisors, Fresno County; V. Schweers is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; F. Ashton is Plant Physiologist, U.C., Davis.
Hilgardia 22(3):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n03p8. March 1968.
Bensulide (Prefar) was the most promising of the preplant herbicides tested for selective weed control in melons. It is not yet registered, however, and is not recommended by the University of California. Of the postplant herbicides tested, trifluralin (Treflan) and nitralin (Planavin) gave commercial weed control with considerable safety, when incorporated with a rolling cultivator after planting. Trifluralin is registered for use in curcurbits (except for watermelon) at the “lay-by” or 3-to 4-leaf stage of development. Planavin is not registered—and neither chemical is recommended for use by the University of California at this time.
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The face fly, …A new livestock fly is now moving toward California
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Control of powdery mildew… in cucumber… in squash
Effects of swathing barley on rate of drying, yield, seed quality
Testing accuracy of vacuum recording instruments for milking systems
The effect of certain mineral deficiencies on the growth, leaf appearance, and mineral content of young olive trees