WEED CONTROL FOR MINOR AND SPECIALTY CROPS
Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit
2011 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Conduct trials necessary for registration of modern herbicides for safe use in minor and specialty crops.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Based on priority projects established by IR-4 and USDA, evaluate herbicides alone or in combination with other management methods to support registration on minor and specialty crops. Data will include determination of weed control efficacy and/or collection of plant samples for chemical residue determination.
Residue experiments were conducted on napromide, sulfentrazone, carfentrazone, quinclorac, fluazifop, pendimethalin, linuron, clomazone, and prohexadione calcium with researchers at Michigan State University. Completed field notebooks were submitted to the IR-4 headquarters to support the petition processes for label registration of the herbicides on basil, apple, asparagus, blueberry, caneberry, cauliflower, rhubarb, and strawberry. Monitoring activities included discussion of project plans and accomplishments with cooperator via email correspondence.