|Pataky, Jerald - UNIV OF ILLINOIS|
|So, Yim - UNIV OF ILLINOIS|
Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: November 27, 2006
Publication Date: December 15, 2006
Citation: Williams, M., Boydston, R.A., Davis, A.S., Pataky, J., So, Y. 2006. Wild proso millet suppression among sweet corn hybrids. 2006 Processing Crops Conference. 2006:1-9. Technical Abstract: Variation in canopy architecture among sweet corn hybrids influences the effectiveness of weed management systems, both in short-term objectives (e.g. maximizing crop yield and quality) and long-term goals (e.g. weed seedbank depletion). Several canopy traits in sweet corn, such as height and canopy density, are important in competitive interactions with wild proso millet. We have found that certain crop traits make modest yet cumulative improvements when used in combination with other weed management tactics. Utilizing competitive crop phenotypes likely will improve weed management systems in sweet corn.