Submitted to: Proceedings of Methyl Bromide Alternatives Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2005
Publication Date: 10/31/2005
Citation: Rosskopf, E.N., Church, G.T., Holzinger, J. 2005. Evaluation of ajmc-330 for production of ornamental cockscomb (celosia argentea). Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reduction, 160-1-160-2. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: AJMC-330 is an experimental compound currently under investigation as an alternative to methyl bromide. Laboratory, greenhouse and limited field trials have been conducted in which the material has shown a high level of efficacy against root knot nematode, selected plant pathogens and multiple weed species. Previous field trials with this material, conducted in tomato and strawberry, established rates necessary to control numerous target pests. Field trials were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of this material for control of pests in ornamental cockscomb (Celosia argentea). Efficacy of the material used alone and applied by shanking was somewhat variable between seasons, with yields from one season being equal to those obtained with the use of methyl bromide. The combination of AJMC-330 with chloropicrin drip applied was as effective as methyl bromide in controlling the target pests. Additional trials are necessary to confirm the potential of this material in cut flowers.