Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/10/2007
Publication Date: 1/10/2007
Citation: Monks, C.D., Durbin, R., Patterson, M.G., Price, A.J. 2007. Tillage and Herbicide Influence on Pigweed Management. Proceedings of National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. CDROM
Technical Abstract: Cotton producers have struggled with broadleaf weed control for many years. Historically, postemergence-directed herbicides required a height differential provided using a preemergence or preplant-incorporated herbicide to suppress weed growth during the first few weeks following planting. However, most producers have faced critical weed control decisions due to the slow-growing nature of cotton during the seedling stage. Until 1997, the only option Alabama producers had for controlling broadleaf weeds with postemergence over-the-top herbicide application severely injured cotton and delayed maturity. The widespread success of glyphosate-based management programs has also resulted in an increase of difficult to control weeds and weed resistance in some areas of the southeastern U.S. A study was initiated in 2006 in central Alabama to evaluate the effect of tillage in combination with various herbicide programs on redroot pigweed management in cotton.